Non-Native Aquatic Species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Regions
The spread of exotic or non-native species through intentional or inadvertent transport by man has become an extremely serious threat to native plants and animals worldwide. Negative economic effects of invasions or introductions of non-native species in the US alone were estimated at 97 billion dollars in 1991. That figure continues to rise as our understanding of the crisis is more fully understood. An effective, coordinated response to address the effects of such invasions is urgently needed and must be based on detailed knowledge of the biology and behavior of these species.
Publisher - Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC)
Subjects - Non-indigenous Aquatic Species (NAS)http://www.gsarp.org
Citation: SMFC. 2010. Non-Native Aquatic Species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Regions. Ocean Springs (MS): Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC). http://www.gsarp.org