Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities

Author: Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Year: 2013
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Type: Protocol
Topic: Prevention



The purpose of these guidelines is to:

  • Provide a consistent, practical, and effective document to inform outreach efforts geared toward public recreationalists to prevent the spread of AIS,
  • Take into account the specific pathways, vectors, and life histories of all AIS, including fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates, and pathogens, and
  • Promote voluntary actions to support the national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™ campaign, as well as statewide efforts such as Clean Boats, Clean Waters

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