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Great Lakes Environmental Protection and Resource Management Initiatives - Rapid Response Plan for Great Lakes Aquatic Invasions

A Rapid Response Plan for Great Lakes Aquatic Invasions will enhance mitigation prospects and slow the spread of such species.  Currently, no protocol allows immediate implementation of appropriate eradication/control measures when a new invasive species is discovered.  The absence of a protocol has been problematic in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system, as evidenced by the ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) and round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) that have advanced without intervention, and caused extensive infestations.  A rapid response plan would advance a proactive approach to the prevention and control of invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.  Such a plan will provide the region with increased ability to anticipate, prevent and respond to invasive species invasions, and, in so doing, provide a model for prospective application in other regions.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scale of Phenomena
Population
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Prevention and Introduction
Determination of Preventive
Annex Numbers
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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