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Invasive Species Resources

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (Canada). Fish and Wildlife.
See also: Wildlife Diseases in Alberta for more fact sheets
British Columbia Ministry of Environment (Canada).
See also: Amphibians in B.C. for more resources
Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Central and Arctic Region.
Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2923.

Government of British Columbia.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (Canada).

Transport Canada.

Transport Canada.

Canada's coasts and waterways are vital to our environment, livelihoods, and economy, and must be protected. Ballast water, which helps keep vessels stable in the water, can accidentally introduce and spread aquatic invasive species, like the zebra mussel, if released in the water untreated. To further protect Canadian waters, the Government of Canada is taking action to limit the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in ballast water. Today, the Canadian Minister of Transport announced the coming into force of the new Ballast Water Regulations to strengthen existing rules for vessels on international voyages and the introduction of new rules for vessels which remain in Canada and on the Great Lakes. These regulations, which replace the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations, apply to vessels in Canadian waters and to Canadian vessels anywhere in the world. Vessels are now required to:

  • plan their ballast water management and reduce the number of organisms in their ballast water, typically by installing a ballast water management system; and
  • carry a valid certificate, keep records, and be regularly surveyed and inspected. Smaller vessels may follow an equivalent approach tailored to their operations and size.

For more information, see Managing Ballast Water and Backgrounder: Ballast Water Regulations.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Collaboration between Canadian governments, industry, academia and other partners in plant health is essential to protect our resources from new and emerging risks, drive innovation and ensure that Canadian industry remains competitive and sustainable. Plant health partners in Canada are pleased to announce the establishment of the Canadian Plant Health Council – fulfilling a multi-partner commitment to collaboratively implement the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada. The Canadian Plant Health Council will address priorities for the plant health sector, working together on preventive approaches and activities to protect forests, agriculture and other plants from pests, diseases and other risks.

Government of Saskatchewan.

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (Canada).

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (Canada).

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada).

See also: Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more resources
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. This is the first case of whirling disease in Canada. The federal and provincial governments will work together to develop an appropriate response plan as additional information about the disease situation is confirmed.
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.