Wednesday March 1, 2023


Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species can start with us.

In the United States, invasive species cause an estimated $123 billion dollars in damage including impacts to agriculture, public health, sport fishing, hydropower facilities, municipal water supplies, and the aquaculture industry.

In recognition of National Invasive Species week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would like to highlight in particular – aquatic invasive species.

What are Aquatic Invasive Species?

An aquatic invasive species is a freshwater or marine organism that has spread or been introduced beyond its native range and is either causing harm or has the potential to cause harm. This harm includes impacts to Native American Tribes.

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