Halting the spread of invasive species is a priority, says Aquaculture Alliance

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
10 July 2007, at 1:00am

CANADA - Battling the spread of invasive aquatic species that attack lucrative shellfish stocks is on the top of the agenda in Prince Edward Island (PEI) this summer.

PEI's Aquaculture Alliance, and the provincial government, have launched a public awareness campaign to prevent the spread of destructive species such as oyster thief and green crab.

The campaign will include radio advertisements, workshops and 7,000 booklets to be distributed around the province.

Peter Warris, research and development co-ordinator with the Aquaculture Alliance, said the booklets tell people what to look for, and how to properly clean their vessels to stop their spread.

Source: Cnc.ca