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Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) - An intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species, and implementing the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990.

Database on Introduction of Aquatic species (DIAS) - The database includes records of species introduced or transferred from one country to another and does not consider movements of species inside the same country.

The Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the SERC - Our laboratory focuses on invasive species subjects such as ballast water transfer, biofouling, and nonindigenous species in the Chesapeake Bay.

Nonindigenous Fish - About nonindigenous fish in the U.S. and in general, including their means of introduction (intentional and accidental stocking, release of bait fish or unwanted aquarium fish, escape from aquaculture facilities, and discharge of ballast water) and potential impacts, such as competition with native species, predation on natives, transmission of diseases or parasites, and habitat alteration.

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) - (ANS)has worked to prevent and control the occurrence of aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes.

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species - a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. Provided are scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

Introduced Species In the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta - Common and scientific names by the Delta Atlas.

Marine Bioinvader's Site - The Exotic Species pages give an introduction to the problems associated with these organisms, the pathways for their introduction, and an overview of treatment and control methods.

Southwest NativeTrout - Southwest trout have been decimated by a century of livestock grazing, water diversions, logging, road construction, dam-building, and stocking of exotic trout.

Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System - Information about the plants which are most often the subjects of interest to users of APIRS. From the University of Florida.

Coastal Research and Extension Center-Aquatic Nuisance Species - Study of the impact made by non-native aquatic species.

11th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species - A comprehensive international forum for the presentation and review of scientific knowledge related to marine and freshwater aquatic invasive species. Oct 1-4, 2001.

Tidepool - Report showing how global climate changes will allow even more harmful non-native species species to become established in the Pacific Northwest coastal area.

Baltic Research Network on Invasions and Introductions - Non-indigenous estuarine and marine organisms (NEMO).

The Implications of Invasive Species in Narragansett Bay - The threat of invasive species is one of the most overlooked environmental hazards in association with port development.

Sea Grant's National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse - Home of North America's most extensive technical library of publications related to the spread, biology, impacts and control of zebra mussels and other important aquatic nuisance, non-indigenous and invasive species.

Exotic predators swallow the Southwest's native frogs - News item (High Country News, Arizona, USA).

Group on Aquatic Alien Species (GAAS) - The GAAS was established in 1998 in the framework of the Russian government's "Biodiversity" Program, as part of the Project "Dynamics of biodiversity of aquatic communities in the Baltic Sea Basin under the influence of alien species".

What Are Aquatic Nuisance Species And Their Impacts? - A study of non-indigenous species that occur in inland, estuarine and marine waters and that presently or potentially threaten ecological processes or natural resources.

Invasive Species Alert - Information about invasive species in King County, Washington, USA.

Aquatic Invasions Research Directory - Searchable database of people all over the world conducting research in the field of aquatic invasions. The database provides authors' contact details and descriptions of research projects undertaken since 1990.

Sea Grant Non-indigenous Species Site - Comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials on zebra mussels, sea lampreys, purple loosestrife, and other aquatic nuisance species in the U.S. All materials have either appeared in professional science journals or have been through a rigorous scientific review.

Biological Pollution:  Aquatic Invasive Species - The Northeast-Midwest Institute is undertaking numerous efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species.

Exotic Species and their Effects on the Great Lakes - Exotics- learn about nonindigenous creatures that invade the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. - Don't let them hitch a ride with you!

Exotic Species in the Great Lakes Basin - From the Great Lakes Information Network, a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials covering aquatic nuisance species.

National Invasive Species Act of 1996 - Text of the U.S. statute intended to reduce the spread of zebra mussel and other invasive aquatic species.

Invading Species - Introduction to the topic from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.