Council or Task Force
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Losses to Great Lakes Region by Ship-borne Invasive Species at
least $200 Million (Jul 2008; PDF | 154 KB)
A U.S. study
conducted by the Center
for Aquatic Conservation at the University
of Notre Dame and University of Wyoming suggests
invasive species brought in by ocean-going ships
may be costing the Great Lakes region more than
$200 million a year in losses to commercial fishing,
sport fishing, and the area's water supply.
The Ecological and Socio-economic Impact of Invasive Alien Species
on Inland Water Ecosystems (PDF | 252 KB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.
Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop
Office of Water.
Jul 20-21, 2005
Co-hosted by EPA Office of Water and the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species: A Review of the Literature
Environmental Protection Agency.
Sabrina J. Lovell and Susan F. Stone, National
Center for Environmental Economics
Invasive Species in Aquatic Ecosystems: Economics and Matrix Population
Models (Jan 2005)
University of New England (Australia).
Agricultural and Resource Economics Working Papers Series.
Show Invasive Species Cost the Great Lakes Millions: New Paper
Assigns Dollar Figure to Effects of Shipborne Invaders (Mar
University of Notre Dame.
Researchers assigns a dollar figure on the cost to
the Great Lakes from invasive species that originate in the ballast water of
ocean-going vessels. For the U.S. waters, median damages aggregated across multiple
ecosystem services were $138 million per year, and there is a 5% chance that
for sportfishing alone losses exceeded $800 million annually. For information,
see the journal article "Ship-borne
Nonindigenous Species Diminish Great Lakes Ecosystem Services."
Aquatic Invaders of the Delaware
Estuary Symposium Proceedings - Economic
and Ecological Costs Associated with Aquatic
Invasive Species (PDF | 9.2 MB)
National Sea Grant Library.
D. Pimentel, Proceedings of the Aquatic Invaders of the Delaware Estuary Symposium,
May 20, 2003. See also: Pennsylvania Sea Grant Invasive Species Publications for more resources
Economic Impact of Ballast-Mediated Invasive Species in the Great Lakes (2008; PDF | 121 KB)
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
See also: Aquatic Invasive Species Research Projects for more resources
The Costs of Aquatic Invasive Species to Great Lakes States (PDF | 813 KB)
Report produced by the Anderson Economic Group. See also: Great Lakes: Understanding the Cost of Invasives
Biological Invasions in Aquatic Systems: The Economic Problem (PDF | 251 KB)
Bulletin of Marine Science.