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DFO Online Consultation on Regulating Aquatic Invasive Species

Posted on January 17th 2013, by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is developing a regulatory proposal to manage and control aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Canada.

The Department is seeking initial input regarding the intent to regulate AIS generally, and is interested in identifying which stakeholders are currently affected by AIS or may be affected by AIS regulations in the future.

This online questionnaire is available until February 1st 2013 for you to provide your input, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada will also be pursuing other opportunities for further consultations.

In British Columbia, examples of aquatic invasive species include European green crab in the saltwater and largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike in our lakes and streams. Aquatic invasive species can have significant impact on our native ecosystems and their natural inhabitants. To find out more about aquatic invasive species, please visit this page.

Please take the time to comment as these regulations will help to protect Canada from aquatic invaders.

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