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Establishing Strong Protections Against Aquatic Invasive Species

on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 01:22

The introduction and spread of non-native aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes poses serious risks to the region’s ecological and economic health. More than 180 non-native aquatic species have become established in the Great Lakes, causing economic losses estimated at $5.7 billion annually. Ecological conditions will only get worse if Asian carp become established in the Great Lakes watershed.