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ANS-HACCP Training Initiative to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species by Resource Managers, Researchers, and Enforcement Officers

The Minnesota Sea Grant Program team will train the research and  resource management communities in the use of the Hazard and Critical  Control Point methodology to identify and eliminate the risk of  introducing aquatic nuisance species in their routine operations. The  HACCP methodology was developed to prevent the contamination of  foodstuffs and has been expanded to apply to the bait and aquaculture  industries. This methodology requires that participants identify  potentially risky behavior and the critical times when that behavior  must be modified to prevent the spread of invasive species. The  project team will use the Sea Grant extension agents in six states to  provide this training and act as a resource for state and federal  resource management agencies and research institutions.

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Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Ecosystem Effects
Nutrient / Contaminant Cycles
Prevention and Introduction
Determination of Preventive
Spread of Established ANS Populations
Improvement of Initial Detection
Annex Numbers
Surveillance and Monitoring
Aquatic Nuisance Species

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