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A New Aquatic Menace in Alabama
The floating aquatic fern commonly known as giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), was recently discovered in four ponds in Alabama. This floating fern, a native of Southeastern Brazil, is spreading rapidly and already inhabits waterways in 22 countries in tropical and temperate areas around the world. Other states also reporting giant salvinia include Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, California and Arizona.
http://www.outdooralabama.com/education/publicatio...

American Fisheries Society Position on Introductions of Aquatic Species
American Fisheries Society Position on Introductions of Aquatic Species - The increased frequency of inter- and intranational transfers of aquatic species carried out over the last 2 decades has prompted concern relative to the potential for debasement of integrity of aquatic communities...
http://www.afsifs.vt.edu/afspos.html

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Oregon - Home Page
Information on how boaters can prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.
http://www.boatoregon.com/Clean/ANS.html

Aquatic Nuisance Species In Oregon - A Boater's Primer
Aquatic nuisance species are a serious threat to Oregon's waterways. Introducing harmful non-native organisms into a lake, river or bay can lead to environmental degradation and millions of dollars in control and clean up costs - all of which affects boaters. The Oregon Marine Board hopes the following pages will help boaters learn what they can do to protect their favorite waterways from aquatic nuisance species.
http://www.boatoregon.com/Clean/ANS.html

Aquatic Nuisance Species In Oregon - Identification
There are dozens of aquatic nuisance species that can harm Oregon's waterways. But there are three that are considered among the most threatening. Click the images below to find out what they are. Learn to recognize these organisms. If you find one or suspect there may be a new infestation, report it to one of the agencies listed on our contacts & links page.
http://www.boatoregon.com/Clean/ANS.html#Anchor-Id...

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Website
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Website provides information regarding invasive aquatic and terrestrial species in the US
http://www.anstaskforce.gov/

Aquatic Plant Management Society
The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators, and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants.
http://www.apms.org/

Asian Carp in Alabama
The status and impact of Asian carp in Alabama is discussed.
http://www.outdooralabama.com/education/students/f...

California Aquatic Pest Control
California Aquatic Pest Control - Water Hyacinth Control CA Dept. of Boating and Waterways.
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/aquatic.htm

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Welcome to the University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and to the Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS), the world's largest information resource of its kind.
http://www.aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/

Chesepeake Bay Animals and Plants
The most valuable function of the Chesapeake Bay region is its role as a habitat for living resources. The Bay and its surrounding watershed provide ideal growing conditions for numerous plants and suitable homes for many types of animals.
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/baybio.htm

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission was established by the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States in 1955 to develop coordinated programs of research on the Great Lakes, recommend measures which will permit the maximum sustained productivity of stocks of fish of common concern, formulate and implement a program to eradicate or minimize sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes.
http://www.glfc.org/

Gulf of Mexico Program - Nonindigenous Species page
Gulf of Mexico Program is a community driven effort to cooperatively manage this shared resource. This page has links to information regarding various nonindigenous species that impact this resource.
http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/nonindig.html

Invasive Species - Current Hot Topics from the USFWS
This site has information about the invasive species issues most critical today to the USFWS. The site includes sections on prevention, control and research into invasive species.
http://www.invasives.fws.gov/IndexHOT.TOP1.html

Invasive Species Impacts to National Wildlife Refuges
Invasive non-native plants and animals in the United States now number at least 6,300, with new invasions occurring on a weekly basis. A growing global economy, new transportation routes, and quicker transit times have all led to a proliferation of invasive species. As these invasive species spread, there remains little question that they represent one of the most insidious and challenging resource problems facing Federal, State, and Tribal governments, and the private sector.
http://www.invasives.fws.gov/Index6.html

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