Courtesy of NAA:
A new project entitled, Aquatic Invasive Species in Commerce: Developing Solutions to Mitigate Risks, supported by the U.S. Department of Interior, is to address the aquatic invasive species (plants and animals) pathway associated with all commerce.
The goal is to develop and implement measures that prevent the introduction, or spread, of aquatic invasive species through commerce using science-based, landscape-level prevention measures implemented across North America.
The effort is to include collaboration with industry, states, and other partners, regulatory reviews, and effective outreach. An introductory webinar will be presented on October 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. To register for the webinar, click here.
Many species of plants and animals are bought and sold globally. The majority of these transactions cause no harm to the environment as responsible sellers and buyers trade species that do not become invasive. However, the increase in global sales is resulting in an increase in the trade of aquatic plants and animals that become invasive.
Join us as we discuss our goals to work collaboratively with organizations, agencies, industry, and individuals to identify actions and solutions to mitigate the risks associated with aquatic invasive species in commerce.
Leah Elwell, Conservation Collaborations, LLC
Stephanie Otts, National Sea Grant Law Center
Lisa DeBruyckere, Creative Resource Strategies, LLC