What You Can Do to Reduce the Risk

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Prevention is the most effective method of dealing with the problem of aquatic invasive species. Everyone using aquatic habitats or handling aquatic organisms can help prevent their introduction and limit their spread before they become a bigger problem.

Best Practices to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

General measures


Ensure that your boat and equipment are not vectors of spread for aquatic invasives, especially when you move from one body of water to another.


Shellfish harvesting

Diving and other water sports

Aquariums and water gardens

Live fish trade

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