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Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species
Anjali G. Patel, Katherine Glassner-Shwayder and Tim Eder
Environmental Practice, Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 2010), pp 342 -356 Copyright ©2010 National Association of Environmental Professionals
This article provides a historical perspective and current status report on how Chicago waterways system has evolved as a primary vector for aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Although the main focus is on the threat of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes, there is also discussion on the interbasin exchange of all aquatic invasive species. Also accounted for in the article are the policy developments and underlying solutions to the problem with a specific focus on permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.
The online edition of the journal at Cambridge Journals Online is available at journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ENP&volumeId=12&issueId=04&iid=7952483
By Ted Lawrence, Communications and Policy Associate, Great Lakes Fishery Commission (2004-2005 Sea Grant Fellow, Great Lakes Commission) This article offers highlights on the efforts of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration and the involvement of members of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.
A two page flyer highlighting the consensus-based recommendations of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species as addressed in NAISA. In offering these recommendations, the Panel welcomes passage of NAISA and full funding for its implementation.
The 1996 and 1994 Annual Reports of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.
The panel developed an I/E strategy to prevent ANS introduction and dispersal involving Great Lakes water users.
Presents information in three areas: 1) an overview of the collective ANS research effort; 2) a series of findings and recommendations to help guide future ANS research; and 3) a descriptive inventory of ANS research relevant to the Great Lakes basin.
Includes an overview of the I/E inventory project and the collective ANS I/E effort; a series of findings and recommendations on regional ANS I/E activities to help guide future efforts; and a descriptive inventory of ANS I/E materials relevant to the Great Lakes Basin.
Presented to the Great Lakes states as guidance in developing comprehensive state management plans under Section 1204 of the federal Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (P.L. 101-646). Although prepared specifically for the Great Lakes states, this model plan also has application for other states and Canadian provinces.
This document is presented to the Great Lakes states and provinces to advance interjurisdictional consistency for the prevention and control of nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Although prepared specifically for the Great Lakes states and provinces, the model guidance also has applications for other jurisdictions in the region and beyond.
This quarterly newsletter insert is a publication of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, which was convened by the Great Lakes Commission under P.L. 101-646 to address ANS issues in the Great Lakes Basin.
On March 11, 1994, the Great Lakes Panel adopted policy positions on ANS research and management needs, budget and legislative needs, the proposed ruffe control program, ballast water management measures, and sea lamprey control and related Great Lakes Fishery Commission activities. The panel recommends that these positions be carefully considered and acted upon, as appropriate, by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, relevant state and federal agencies, the Congress, and other entities.
The Great Lakes Action Plan promotes a unified and aggressive regional agenda that will showcase and advance ongoing efforts to develop and implement comprehensive ANS state and provincial management plans, which are the primary mechanisms for ANS prevention and control efforts in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region at this time. It calls for regional and global approaches to ANS prevention and control; a primary emphasis on prevention of new introductions; interjurisdictional cooperation; comprehensive multi-disciplinary research; and a coordinated and responsive management structure. Augmenting the Action Plan is an Addendum adopted by the Great Lakes Panel which presents several dozen specific objectives and strategic actions designed to realize the Action Plan goals. Categories include management programs; research and monitoring; and information, education and collaboration.
The Ballast Water Management Policy Statement features 41 recommendations designed to guide the development of criteria for ballast water management practices and treatment technologies; ensure consistency among ballast management laws and programs in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin jurisdictions; and promote the identification of ballast management research needs and development of new technology options. Published March 2001.
A proceedings document of the symposium Looking Forward, Looking Back: Assessing Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention and Control, which took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan in May, 2001. Includes full symposium agenda and appendices. Published November 2002.
Findings and recommendations and the full proceedings (including agenda and attendees list) are available from the April 1999 symposium sponsored by the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.