Modelling spread and assessing movement of grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, in the Great Lakes Basin / Warren J.S. Currie ... [et al].: Fs70-5/2016-114E-PDF

"An earlier risk assessment of Asian carps, which included Grass Carp, identified broad potential risks to Canada, including the Great Lakes. While this assessment provided insight into the risk faced by broad areas of Canada, knowledge gaps were identified. Given this, and the recent discovery of Grass Carp recruitment in Lake Erie, a binational ecological risk assessment of Grass Carp was proposed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) to the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) and was endorsed. A non-native species risk assessment involves addressing the key concerns of a biological invasion, which includes assessment of the probability of introduction. The likelihood of spread within or between the Great Lakes is one element included in the probability of introduction. The purpose of this research document is to support the risk assessment by providing a modelling approach (using information available up to 2014) and an in situ assessment of fish movement between lakes through locks and canals to understand the likelihood of spread in the Great Lakes basin"--Intro., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Canada. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat.
Title Modelling spread and assessing movement of grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, in the Great Lakes Basin / Warren J.S. Currie ... [et al].
Variant title Title at head of French abstract: Modélisation de la propagation et l'évaluation des déplacements de la carpe de roseau, Ctenopharyngodon idella, dans le bassin des Grands Lacs
Series title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), research document, 1919-5044 ; 2016/114, Central and Arctic Region
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Cover title.
“January 2017.”
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes abstract in French.
Publishing information Ottawa : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, c2017.
Author / Contributor Currie, W. J. S.(Warren Joseph Sproule),1968-
Description v, 31 p. : col. ill., maps (mostly in col.)
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-5/2016-114E-PDF
Subject terms Invasive species
Freshwater fish
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