If you capture a snakehead fish:  Do not release the fish or throw it up on the bank (it could wriggle back into the water)

Early Detection Rapid Response

When a new species is introduced, the best strategy is Early Detection and Rapid Response. This includes monitoring habitats to discover new species soon after introduction, reporting sightings of previously unknown species in an area, and working quickly to keep the species from becoming established and spreading. EDRR can slow range expansion of ANS, and avoid the need for costly long-term control efforts. Below are key resources developed by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, its members, regional panels, or subcommittees to detect and response to aquatic nuisance species before they establish and cause harm:

Occurrence Databases

Rapid Response Plans

Rapid Response Fund

The Model Process: Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species -  outlines a structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

Learn more about structure
and process for a pilot Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species. It defines circumstances and activities that qualify for funding and addresses eligibility of applicants, application process, evaluation criteria, expectations on desired outcomes, and the relationship of those activities to the National EDRR Framework.