Aquatic Invasive Species: Federal, State and Local Perspectives on Addressing the Threat

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00 AM EDT

Webinar link will be available for on-demand viewing at this time.

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) represent one of the largest threats to fisheries throughout the country. Ranging from fish (e.g., Asian Carp) to invertebrates (e.g., Quagga Mussels) to vegetation (e.g., Starry Stonewort, Milfoil), there is no shortage of AIS, the ecosystems they impact, or policy and conservation considerations for their management. This session will feature experts at the federal, state and local levels to highlight the widespread impacts of AIS and how they are viewed, managed, and controlled in various contexts.

PANELISTS

Craig Martin

Chief, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Frank Fiss

Chief of Fisheries, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Pat Conzemius

President and CEO, Wildlife Forever

MODERATOR

Chad Tokowicz

Inland Fisheries Policy Manager, American Sportfishing Association