Posts Tagged ‘Invasive species’

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Hunting wild pigs prohibited

It became illegal to hunt wild pigs in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2022 after a regulatory amendment under the Invasive Species Act of 2015.

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Lake Erie grass carp cause concern

Used in some states for algae control in ponds, grass carp, a supposedly sterile species, have been in Lake Erie for more than 30 years.

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100 years of sea lamprey

Nov. 8, 2021 was an ominous anniversary for the Great Lakes — it marked 100 years since the first capture of invasive sea lamprey

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New boating regs aim to reduce spread of invasive species

New provincial boating regulations focusing on “Clean, Drain, Dry” principles and practices aiming to reduce the spread of environmentally damaging invasive species come into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

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Genetic mussel solution examined

Two separate initiatives are examining methods of genetic control, which would target a specific invasive mussel species.

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New ballast-water regulations applauded

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.

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Invasive caterpillars booming

Invasive caterpillars have ravaged trees across the province, but experts with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) say healthy trees will survive by growing a second wave of leaves.

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Great Lakes could be under siege

A recent study determined that as many as 144 additional invasive species could potentially invade the Great Lakes.

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Invasive species costly, study finds

A multi-national study found the global cost of invasive species between 1970 and 2017 was $1.288 trillion US.