Canada Proposes New Regulations to Stop Invasive Species

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In December, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission congratulated Canada Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea for proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species.

The recently proposed regulations would prohibit the importation, possession, transportation, and release of more than 100 species like Asian carp, zebra mussels, round goby, and sea lamprey, all of which are known to cause considerable economic and ecological harm to ecosystems they invade.

The regulations, which also bolster law enforcement authority, bring Canada and the United States closer together in harmonizing the approach to the trade of live organisms and attacking the problem from a North American perspective.

source: Great Lakes Fishery Commission