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Aquatic Invasive Species

Invasive Species Program AIS staff work with internal and external partners to prevent, control, mitigate effects, and eradicate aquatic invasive species in the Pacific and other related invasive species determined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State and Federal Partners, and the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to have impacts on trust resources.

  • In the Hawaiian Islands, technical assistance provided by AIS staff has resulted in USFWS; support of an Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator in the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Aquatic Resources; implementation of the Hawaii Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan; coordination of AIS workshops; and raising awareness of critical invasive species prevention, detection, and identification training (e.g., electrofishing certification and Triploid Grass Carp Inspection/Certification).

    AIS staff are instrumental in capacity building among Pacific Ecoregion partners and provide leadership with regard to nonnative invasive fish control, mitigating invasive species impacts to trust resources in aquatic environments (e.g., fish exclosures and bullfrog management), pathway risk management through implementing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles, and serving on invasive species advisory committees in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

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