27 Results for invasive species

The Government of British Columbia has announced dedicated annual funding for B.C.'s Invasive Mussel Defence Program to help protect the province’s waterways from the environmental, economic, and social impacts these invasive species can have. “It’s imperative that we keep these destructive species out of our province and not allow them…

May 14, 2018 @ 10:03am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) for Lake Huron 2017-2021, part of a binational effort to restore and preserve the Lake Huron ecosystem. Summarizing knowledge of many resource management agencies, conservation authorities, scientists, and non-governmental organizations, the LAMP report concludes that the…

April 16, 2018 @ 9:10am

The government of Canada announced the creation of a new team of fisheries managers to increase the capacity of Canada's Sea Lamprey Control Program to reduce Sea Lamprey numbers and advance protections for Great Lakes fisheries this week. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Terry Sheehan,…

April 05, 2018 @ 10:05am

The State of Michigan has awarded $500,000 to the winners of the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought solutions to the incursion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes. Last week, Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Ab Initio Software LLC in Lexington, Massachusetts, was selected as the grand prize…

April 02, 2018 @ 12:43pm

The Government of Canada is testing aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water sampling and monitoring kit for possible use in the Canadian ballast water surveillance programme. The programme is being led a research scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada out of the Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in Burlington,…

March 26, 2018 @ 8:00am

Ducks Unlimited Canada (UDC) is honouring National Invasive Species Awareness Week, February 26th to March 2nd, by elevating the stories of conversation success in combating invasive species. "Winning the battle against invasive species takes science, engineering and people who are committed to pitching in on the ground," said Karla Guyn,…

February 27, 2018 @ 9:59am

The Government of Saskatchewan concluded its invasive mussel monitoring program for 2017 with no confirmed findings of invasive mussels in 90 waterbodies sampled throughout the province. “Prevention is of the utmost importance,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said. “Our government focuses on public awareness through education and targeted signage about our…

January 10, 2018 @ 11:25am

Phragmites are being eliminated at the Taquanyah Conservation Area—west of Cayuga, Ontario—today as part of the Grand River Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) three-year plan to control the invasive species. While phragmite invasion is a problem throughout the province, it is important to control it at Taquanyah, one of only two locations…

September 27, 2017 @ 10:04am

Montreal’s CSL Group (CSL)—an owner and operator of self-unloading cargo ships—has released its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report,detailing the company's ongoing efforts to improve its performance on a wide range of sustainability-related goals, including ballast water management. The report includes CSL's sustainability results for the 2016–17 fiscal year and covers…

September 25, 2017 @ 3:15pm

London, Ontario’s Trojan Technologies has had their Marinex technology selected by the Dutch company Damen Green Solutions to outfit an Australian research vessel. Damen Green has designed a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply and Research Vessel (ASRV). The company called this a…

September 21, 2017 @ 12:08pm

Leaders from government, First Nations, philanthropically minded businesses, and youth activists came together for the 2017 AquaHacking Summit to address the many issues facing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin, specifically Lake Erie. Hosted by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation and the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo,…

September 14, 2017 @ 9:44am

Yesterday, the U.S.’s Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee and the bi-national Council of Great Lakes Fishery Agencies announced the discovery of grass carp eggs in a Lake Erie tributary. The recent discovery is not an indicator of the population size of grass carp in the Sandusky River, but it does…

September 06, 2017 @ 12:51pm

Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, were in Peterborough yesterday to announce a number of new investments in programs to combat invasive species on behalf of the Ontario government. New investments this year include: Support for the Invasive Species Centre's work to…

August 17, 2017 @ 10:37am

Following a five month delay and political interference, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the study that evaluated control options and technologies to prevent the inter-basin transfer of Asian carp in the Great Lakes for public review and comment. "The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study –…

August 08, 2017 @ 8:21am

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature have launched a $1 million global search for innovative solutions to the impending invasion of the Asian carp. Both silver carp and bighead carp have progressed to within 10 miles of the three electric barriers built to prevent invasive carp from entering Lake…

August 02, 2017 @ 10:46am

A recent study, Chronic nutrient loading from Lake Erie affecting water quality and nuisance algae on the St. Catharines shores of Lake Ontario, offers insight into the relationship between nuisance algae species and nutrient management in the Great Lakes system. Conducted by E. Todd Howell, Ministry of the Environment and…

July 27, 2017 @ 1:22pm

The Ontario government has established new regulations that prohibit the import, breeding, purchase and sale of 19 invasive species within Ontario, which threaten the province's environment and economy. The banned invasive species include: Fish Asian carp (bighead carp, black carp, grass carp, and silver carp) snakehead fish stone moroko fish wels catfish zander…

November 11, 2016 @ 8:49am

British Columbia inspected a record 24,500 watercraft for quagga and zebra mussels in the 2016 boating season. The inspections were run under the Clean Drain Dry program. The program encourages boaters to: CLEAN off all plant parts, animals, and mud from boat and equipment (e.g. boots, waders, fishing gear). Use a…

November 11, 2016 @ 8:44am

A new, non-native species of zooplankton has been confirmed in the western basin of Lake Erie, making it even clearer that more stringent ballast regulations for the Great Lakes are needed. The Thermocyclops crassus is an invertebrate zooplankton that is similar to another species naturally found in the Great Lakes.…

November 07, 2016 @ 12:10pm

The Town of Jasper is in need of an alternative for managing its bio-solids waste now that tests have shown that the compost is unfit for Parks Canada. In the original plan, the treated bio-solids material was to have been mixed with wood chips and used by Parks for site…

September 01, 2016 @ 6:31am

Climate change impacts everyone, but when you own property on a shoreline or in a floodplains, the impacts can be substantial. The Federation of Ontario Cottage Owners has responded with a new report that encourages waterfront property owners to take a can-do approach to climate change adaptation. The report entitled, Managing Your…

August 12, 2016 @ 8:55am

Since the Okanagan Basin Water Board and it’s Okanagan WaterWise program launched the Don’t Move A Mussel campaign in 2013, the level of awareness regarding invasive zebra and quagga mussels has exploded in the valley. Building on its success, the Board has launched an expansion of the campaign to expand…

August 10, 2016 @ 1:48pm

The Manitoba government announced this week that it will double its investment in inspections, enforcement, and public education to help limit the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species in Lake Winnipeg. The investments will include additional funding for decontamination and watercraft inspection staff to help the public…

November 01, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Manitoba has announced actions to protect Lake Winnipeg from invasive zebra mussels, which have been found in harbours at Gimli, Willow Point, Boundary Creek Marina/Winnipeg Beach, and Balsam Bay. The province has invested $500,000 to use liquid potash in efforts to eradicate the invasive species. “Our first priority is to…

May 02, 2014 @ 11:38am

[caption id="attachment_12526" align="alignleft" width="206"] Robert Lambe.[/caption] Robert Lambe is the new executive director of the recently constructed Invasive Species Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As the former regional director general of Fisheries and Oceans' Central and Arctic Region, Lambe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in natural resource…

July 09, 2012 @ 1:17pm

The 2007 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) has been extended to March 31, 2011. The agreement, signed in June 2007, was set to expire on March 31, 2010.The COA establishes an action plan and roles and responsibilities between federal and provincial ministries, and helps Canada to…

April 01, 2010 @ 9:22am

[caption id="attachment_5131" align="alignleft" width="108" caption="Manitoba's Water Stewardship Minister, Christine Melnick."][/caption] The U.S. District Court has again ruled in favour of Manitoba in its case against the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) project, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick announced today. Judge Rosemary Collyer, in her decision issued Friday, March 5, ordered…

March 08, 2010 @ 12:10pm