Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Research Risk Analysis Protocol

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Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Research Risk Analysis Protocol

This document (“the Protocol”) replaces the previously established “Protocol for Evaluating Research Proposals Concerning Aquatic Nonindigenous Species” (ANSTF, July 1994). It applies only to research involving aquatic nonindigenous species (ANS) and is designed to reduce the risk that research activities may cause introduction or spread of such aquatic species.

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Aquatic Nuisance Species are organisms that produce harmful impacts on aquatic ecosystems or activities or dependent on these ecosystems such as agricultural, aquacultural, or recreation. ANS may occur in freshwater, estuarine, and marine waters and are one of the most significant threats to waters...
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Invasive species
Aquatic environment