Aquatic Invasive Species
A Newfoundland and Labrador aquatic invasive species strategy was created based on a national aquatic invasive species rapid response framework. Monitoring of the Newfoundland and Labrador coastline through dive surveys, trapping, and collection of fouling organisms has been ongoing since 2006.
The Newfoundland aquatic invasive species program is a collaborative effort between Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Oceans Sciences Centre at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Marine Institute, Fish Food and Allied Workers, the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, local groups, and volunteers.
Research conducted through the aquatic invasive species program in Newfoundland and Labrador examines the impact of aquatic invasive species on native biodiversity and habitat, and mitigation methods to control invasive populations.
Green crab fitted with an acoustic tag to track its movement and determine spatial overlap with lobsters and rock crabs.
Green crab fitted with a vinyl tag for a population estimation experiment in Placentia Bay.
Researcher examines the population ecology of golden star tunicate using artificial surfaces in Arnold’s Cove, Placentia Bay.
Fishing vessel hull wrapped in plastic during a mitigation project for violet tunicate.
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