The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative solutions for the 100-percent eradication of invasive quagga and zebra mussels from large reservoirs, lakes and rivers in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. Invasive mussel infestations pose significant logistical and economic challenges for local communities, recreationists, and water managers by potentially disrupting water deliveries, increasing facility maintenance cost, and impacting the local ecology.
Bureau of Reclamation Launches Prize Competition Looking to Eradicate Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels (Dec 14, 2017)
DOI. Bureau of Reclamation.
Invasive Mussel Collaborative Releases New Strategy to Reduce Invasive Mussels and Their Negative Impacts (Nov 29, 2018)Great Lakes Commission; Invasive Mussel Collaborative.The Invasive Mussel Collaborative announced today that it has released a new strategy to reduce invasive mussels and their negative impacts. The Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels is intended to drive investments, policy, and research around invasive mussels across the Great Lakes region and beyond. Since their initial discovery in 1989, zebra and quagga mussels have had dramatic impacts on the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy, including changes to the food web, degrading fish habitat, interfering with drinking water systems and damaging tourism and recreation economies. Today, these mussels continue to spread to new water bodies across the U.S. and Canada.
DOI. FWS. Fish and Aquatic Conservation.Includes species listed as injurious wildlife under the Federal Lacey Act, which makes it illegal in the United States to import, export, or transport between States without a permit. Regulation of transport or use within a State is the responsibility of each State. Possession of a species within State boundaries is also the responsibility of each State and is not regulated by an injurious wildlife listing. Injurious wildlife are wild mammals, wild birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes, crustaceans, mollusks and their offspring or eggs that are injurious to the interests of human beings, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, wildlife or wildlife resources of the U.S. Plants and organisms other than those stated above cannot be listed as injurious wildlife.
See also: Injurious Wildlife: A Summary of the Injurious Provisions of the Lacey Act (Dec 2017; PDF | 401 KB)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
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Council or Task Force
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
State and Local Government
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Maryland Sea Grant.