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Decision on TPWD's future funding nears

Decision on TPWD's future funding nears | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
Texas' state parks could get a modest boost in funding, the state's nearly moribund program to battle invasive aquatic species threatening the state's waterways and fisheries might see a little life breathed into it, and, depending on what happens...
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Water hyacinth-can its aggressive invasion be controlled?

Water hyacinth-can its aggressive invasion be controlled? | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
The spread of invasive alien species is neither easy to manage nor easy to reverse, threatening not only biodiversity but also economic development and human wellbeing. (RT @UNEP: Invasive alien species.

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Sarah Brunel's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:00 AM

Eichhornia crassipes is recommended for regulation EPPO, a Pest Risk Analysis and management measures are available at this link: http://www.eppo.int/INVASIVE_PLANTS/ias_lists.htm

 

Furthermore, a workshop had been organized on the species in 2008: http://archives.eppo.int/MEETINGS/2008_conferences/eicchornia_workshop.htm

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Grass-eating fish help keep lake's weeds in check

Grass-eating fish help keep lake's weeds in check | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
AUDIO & PHOTOS: We talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission chief about the grass carp program.
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Help to stop an alien invader from taking over Miingavie - Milngavie Herald

Help to stop an alien invader from taking over Miingavie - Milngavie Herald | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
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Help to stop an alien invader from taking over Miingavie
Milngavie Herald
However, don't worry as there will be no bloodbath when the fightback begins - as the 'aliens' are big green plants rather than little green men.

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TPWD fuel stop ends in unusual find

TPWD fuel stop ends in unusual find | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologist Robert Mauk of Wichita Falls recently made a refueling stop at a service station that turned into something quite out of the ordinary — an out-of-state boat with dark false...
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Asian carp control: deadline near for public comment on Army Corps ideas

Asian carp control: deadline near for public comment on Army Corps ideas | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it

Got ideas for fighting aquatic invasive species?


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UK bans sale of five alien plants

UK bans sale of five alien plants | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
Five species of invasive non-native aquatic plants are to be banned from sale in the UK in an effort to protect native habitats, the UK government says.

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Aquatic invasion: Asexual weed reproducing like crazy in Kenai Peninsula lakes

Aquatic invasion: Asexual weed reproducing like crazy in Kenai Peninsula lakes | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
Elodea grows radically, rapidly and abundantly. Biologists on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula say it can damage boat motors and floatplanes, while fouling launch sites and salmon-spawning habitats.
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The first freshwater aquatic invasive plant species to be discovered in Alaska. Elodea is native to the lower 48, but not to Alaska.

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Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 5th): Wild Hogs and Water Hyacinth

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 5th: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Co...

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Scientists Warn That Arundo Donax ‘Giant Reed’ Biofuel Crop Could Become an Invasive Species

Scientists Warn That Arundo Donax ‘Giant Reed’ Biofuel Crop Could Become an Invasive Species | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
David A. Crouse, a soil scientist at North Carolina State University, has expressed concerns that Arundo could become a runaway invasive species if cultivated.

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 U.S. House allows water pumping from Lake Texoma despite zebra mussels

 U.S. House allows water pumping from Lake Texoma despite zebra mussels | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House agreed Monday to allow pumping to resume from Lake Texoma, a step that could end a ban meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels. The lake straddles the Texas-Oklahoma border.

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A look at invasive species in East Texas

“An ‘invasive species’ is defined as a species that is non-native or alien to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health,” according to Executive...
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Climate Change Drives Spread of Invasive Plants in Cuba | Blue ...

Climate Change Drives Spread of Invasive Plants in Cuba | Blue ... | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
The spread of invasive alien species has become a major driver of species loss, second only to ecosystem degradation. There are 323 invasive plant species in Cuba that colonise natural and agricultural environments, ...

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City opts for herbicide in weed battle

City opts for herbicide in weed battle | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
The city is escalating its war on invasive weeds that clog Lake Winona. For nearly 30 years, the curly-leafed pondweed plants have been cut back wit
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City expected to continue water chestnut harvesting efforts this summer

City expected to continue water chestnut harvesting efforts this summer | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
NASHUA– For the third consecutive year, the city is being asked to fund the harvesting
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Beware of Transporting Zebra mussel And other pesky species found In Texas

Beware of Transporting Zebra mussel And other pesky species found In Texas | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
As boaters transport their rigs across Texas this summer they should be mindful of the dangers of transporting zebra mussels to bodies of water that currently don’t harbor the invasive species.
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Environmental Music: Aquatic Invasive Species

Environmental Music: Aquatic Invasive Species | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it

The songs have been vetted by natural resource professionals to assure they are scientifically accurate and recommendations are consistent with current laws. Listen to these songs and share with others to promote simple behaviors that can protect the quality of our lakes and rivers for future generations.

 

The Ballad of Aquatic Invasive Species

This folk song reminds listeners about the importance of cleaning boats when moving them between bodies of water to keep Wisconsin's waters pure and clean.

 


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An interesting method that Wisconsin is using to raise awareness about aquatic invasive species

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Notre Dame researchers are using new technologies to combat invasive species

A new research paper by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative demonstrates how two cutting-edge technologies can provide a sensitive and real-time solution to screening real-world water samples...
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(EN) - Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Glossary | Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

(EN) - Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Glossary | Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it

"The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit directed to develop environmentally sound techniques for the management of aquatic and natural area weed species and to coordinate aquatic plant research activities within the State of Florida. The Center was established in 1978 by the Florida legislature. Directed by Dr. William Haller, the Center utilizes expertise from many departments within UF/IFAS and its Agricultural Research and Education Centers throughout Florida.

 

The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to inform and educate all stakeholders about the impacts and management of invasive ..."


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Beaver, alligator, snakehead: Rocklands debuts wild menu

Beaver, alligator, snakehead: Rocklands debuts wild menu | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
A Rocklands Barbeque promotion called "Grills
Gone
Wild" is taking customers by surprise.
Alongside
the pulled pork and rack of ribs, hungry diners
can order beaver sausage, alligator stew or
snakehead tacos.
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A restaurnat in D.C. serving Snakehead Tacos

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Invasive plant spreading fast in Texas lakes | State | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arl...

MARSHALL -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say an invasive plant that's become a problem on Caddo Lake has been spread to at least four other East Texas lakes.
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UNITED STATES: Zebra mussels invade upper Chesapeake Bay

UNITED STATES: Zebra mussels invade upper Chesapeake Bay | Aquatic Invasives | Scoop.it
Zebra mussels,  an invasive species from eastern Europe have now spread to the upper Chesapeake Bay, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

 

 This freshwater mollusk, first spotted in the Great Lakes in the late 1980s has proliferated across North America and poses a threat to native species and to the water supply in the Baltimore area. Zebra mussels can have a devastating impact on native wildlife. They colonize in large clusters, including on slow-moving aquatic creatures like crayfish, clams and turtles. In some cases the host animal does not survive.   They also damage wildlife by feeding on algae. While this improves water clarity, it can be harmful to fish and other aquatic life that depend on algae as a principal food source.  These mollusks also colonize water intake pipes. If they enter Baltimore’s Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs, they can restrict the water flow to our municipal treatment plants. Physical and chemical removal of them can be done; however it is costly and time-consuming. Zebra mussels can also create navigational hazards and damage piers, docks and bridges.    The Department of Public Works says that prevention is the best way to keep local reservoirs free of this invasive species: - If you boat in our reservoirs, please do not use your watercraft in any other waters except the three City reservoirs. Due to the potential for zebra mussel contamination, boaters on Liberty, Loch Raven and/or Prettyboy Reservoirs must sign an affidavit stating that their boat will be used only on these reservoirs. Permits are also required.

 

- Only use aquatic bait purchased from a MDNR-certified, zebra mussel-free bait store. Do not use live aquatic bait that you have caught yourself. Do not transfer bait water between bodies of water.

 

- Never release wildlife of any sort, land or aquatic, at our reservoirs.

 

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