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Early Detection and Rapid Response

Describes detection methods for invasive aquatic species and coordinated responses to these threats. See Manager's Tool Kit - Early Detection and Rapid Response for general resources and other species.

Response Protocols for Biofouled Debris and Invasive Species Generated by the 2011 Japan Tsunami (Oct 19, 2012; PDF | 1.5 MB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Outcome of the Regional Preparedness and Response Workshop to Address Biofouling and Aquatic Invasive Species on Japan Tsunami Marine Debris held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (Jul 31-Aug 1, 2012).

Aquatic Invasive Species
Maryland Sea Grant.
The Rapid Response Planning for Aquatic Invasive Species: A Maryland Example (Jan 2009; PDF | 11.5 MB) plan serves as a tool for states in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to use in developing their own Rapid Response Plans. Resources include a template to allow agencies to tailor the plan to address their specific needs, and also provides an aquatic invasive species sighting report for use in other states and agencies.


Action Plans and Reports - Monitoring Response Plans
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.

State and Federal Rapid Response Plans/Exercises
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Aquatic Invasive Species Network.

Prevention, Early Detection and Rapid Response Resources for Managers in the Northeast
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.

A Model Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species (Sep 2010; PDF | 8.98 MB)
Mississippi River Basin Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.
See also: MRBP Documents for more resources

Federal Government

Rapid Assessment and Response to New Introductions of Aquatic Invasive Species
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
See also: Detecting and Monitoring of Aquatic Nuisance Species

State Government

Quagga and Zebra Mussel Early Detection Program
California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Early Detection for Aquatic Invaders
Elkhorn Slough.

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