Legislative sessions are in full swing across the
country and we are trying to track significant state legislation. So
far we have not identified any new felt sole regulations that are being
considered. However, that doesn't mean there are none. If we find any
new felt legislation we will track it on our page about the Status
of US Felt Restrictions
If your state is considering felt
restrictions or any other invasive species legislation that you
consider significant please let us know. Email us at email@example.com
National Invasive Species Awareness
National Invasive Species Awareness
Week (NISAW) is March 3-8, 2013. With a full slate of national events
in Washington, D.C. and lots of state and local activities planned
NISAW looks to be another big success. The NISAW website has lots of
good information about how you can conduct an event so be sure to
check it out.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week
States Gear Up For Summer Boats Inspection
Although it is mid-winter, several states are already recruiting summer
staff for boat inspection stations. Hundreds of temporary jobs are
created each year and this is a great opportunity for a student
interested in natural resources.
Montana is seeking 50 inspectors in all
parts of the state
has 100 openings for inspectors
Previously Posted on Facebook
We review news stories on a daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we find them. However, we know that many of you are not using Facebook so here are the links we posted during October on our Facebook pages.
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Our Clean Angling Facebook page is where we post links that deal with fish, fishing, cleaning, boat inspections, and other issues of interest to anglers.
International Didymo Conference is coming up on March 12 & 13
and the early registration deadline is just a couple of weeks away.
Check out the draft agenda and register.
Tenkara USA has provided great advice
for all anglers concerned about moving didymo
Canada gets tough!!! They have announced
a $250,000 fine for anyone who introduces snakeheads into B. C. waters.
Campers who move firewood with them are
really risking that they may be moving an invasive species. Here is
never seen anything like this! Catfish leaving the water to capture
pigeons on the shoreline.
we allow farmed production of genetically modified salmon?
Waterfowl hunters have been urged to
adopt cleaning behaviors, including cleaning dogs. Here is one hunters
take on this idea. Do you ever clean your dog?
On our Invasive Species Action Network
Facebook page we post all types of invasive species news including news
about all types of invaders, policy
issues and other items of interest.
officials are delaying the imposition of boater fees aimed at funding
mussel prevention efforts.
secretary of the Interior has announced the new appointments to the
Invasive Species Advisory Committee
NBC Nightly News has covered the tsunami
debris problem in Olympic National Park. Check out the video
Florida's Python Challenge is well
underway and so far 21 snakes have been harvested
800 individuals have signed up as participants in the Python Challenge
- a contest to remove pythons in southern Florida
Invasive Species Action Network every time you shop online through
The release of pet aquarium fish
represents a serious invasive species threat.
is offering to pay a bounty to anyone who discovers a new occurrence of
a listed weed.
The Antarctic is not protected from
invasion. I have a series of links that illustrate the threat. First,
Warming ocean temperatures are allowing
king crabs to invade Antarctic waters and there is great concern about
Will a tiny insect invader change the
entire Antarctic ecosystem?
Native Tall Grass Prairies have shrunk
to less than 1% of their historic range. However, many landowners are
working to restore these native habitats
a diary about the lionfish invasion in Belize.
Boldly going where no Trekkie has gone -
the Star Trek message board has a new posting about invasives?
battle against invasive tamarisk is working but some are alarmed at the
remote wilderness beach in Olympic National Park is the latest place
where huge Japanese tsunami debris has grounded raising concerns about
This should get attention! British
Columbia has a new penalty of $250,000 for introducing snakeheads
We often fail to recognize the potential human health problems that can be caused by invasives. Here is a new health warning.
The Clean Angling News is regularly produced by the Invasive Species Action Network. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to learn more about invasive species please contact us:
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