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Aquatic Nuisance Species Research and Outreach: Sustaining Wild Harvest and Aquaculture of Bait Fish in ANS Infested Waters and Reducing Risk of ANS Spread--OH Component

This project will provide vital options to an industry vulnerable to policy and regulatory decisions. The times is ripe for this outreach effort because many licensing authorities are considering regulations or changes to existing regulations. If objective research is incorporated into the regulation-making process, then baitfish industry practices that have low risk of spreading ANS can be sustained while protecting aquatic resources from infestations via this potential pathway. Survey results indicate angler concern over the spread of exotic species and a willingness to take action, but a lack of knowledge regarding what to do with unused bait. We address this issue in this project by providing point of sale educational materials. Training, education, and public outreach materials will be used and distributed by wild baitfish harvesters, fish farmers, natural resource management agencies, retail outlets, and anglers.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Resource Management
Fisheries
State Province
Ohio
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Prevention and Introduction
Determination of Preventive
Spread of Established ANS Populations
Mechanisms of Spread
Socio-economic Consideration and Analysis
Resource Management Issues
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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