National risk assessment of recreational boating as a vector for aquatic invasive species: Fs70-6/2017-025E-PDF

“Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a significant threat to Canadian fresh, estuarine, and marine waters. An important vector for their introduction and spread is recreational boating, yet the magnitude of this vector and its ecological risk in Canada are largely unknown. In response to a request for science advice from the National Aquatic Invasive Species Committee, a federal-provincial-territorial committee that reports to the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada led a national risk assessment to assess the risk posed by recreational boating as a vector for AIS in freshwater and marine systems in Canada"--Introd., p. 2.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title National risk assessment of recreational boating as a vector for aquatic invasive species
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation nationale des risques associés à la navigation de plaisance comme vecteur de propagation des espèces aquatiques envahissantes. Caption title. "June 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), National Capital Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 19.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 19 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2017-025E-PDF
Subject Terms Aquatic ecosystems, Invasive species, Pleasure craft, Risk management