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The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program

Fact Sheet 2012-3100

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program monitors, analyzes, and records sightings of non-native (introduced) aquatic species throughout the United States. The program is based at the USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center in Gainesville, Florida. The initiative to maintain scientific information on nationwide occurrences of non-native aquatic species began with the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, a group created by Congress in 1990 to address the need for this type of information by natural resource managers. Since then, the NAS program has maintained the database as a clearinghouse of information for confirmed sightings of non-native aquatic species throughout the Nation. The program also produces email alerts, maps, summary graphs, publications, and other information products to support natural resource managers.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3100
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N