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Building a Framework to Advance Aquatic Nuisance Species Management of Organisms in Trade in the Great Lakes Region

Year Awarded: 2007
Awarded: $77,000
Team Leader:  Great Lakes Commission
Tel: 734-971-9135
Email: teder@glc.org

This team developed action plans to prevent the release of invasive species from the aquarium and pet trade, nursery and water garden trade, and the aquaculture and bait industries. The team shared its plans with state and provincial governments, private sector entities engaged in organism trade, tribal authorities, state Sea Grant programs and NGOs. The team then held workshops to further explore pathways and options for reducing risks. Participants addressed the scope, risks, management efforts, and opportunities for further work. With this project, the team developed a foundation for future work on the topic—the team also planned and developed partnerships to begin planning that future work.