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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.

Asian Carp Control - Sampling & Monitoring
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
Includes 2011 Monitoring and Rapid Response Plan -- Monitoring and Rapid Response Plan for Asian Carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System (May 2011) and Rapid Response Actions

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

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides distribution data at the State and County level and point locations.

Early Detection for Aquatic Invaders
Elkhorn Slough.

Implementing Rapid Response to Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Northeast: Key Components of a Successful Program (Jan 2006; PDF | 248 KB)
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.
Note: Workshop proceedings -- May 3, 2005, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Model Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Nuisance Species
DOI. FWS. Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.
Prepared for the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species by: California Department of Food and Agriculture, Integrated Pest Control Branch, Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services
Note: Separated into two documents; table of contents and main document

Rapid Response Plan for Zebra Mussels In the Columbia River Basin: A Comprehensive Multi-Agency Strategy to Expeditiously Guide Rapid Response Activities - Working Draft (Sep 2006; PDF | 565 KB)
100th Meridian Initiative.
Prepared by: Paul Heimowitz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

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