Federal funding to prevent invasive aquatic species in Quebec’s waters

Federal funding to prevent invasive aquatic species in Quebec’s waters

Record Staff


Over $8.75 million will be distributed across Canada in the next five years, through the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund (AISPF), to support organizations involved in preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.

The Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Québec (RNCREQ), will benefit from $644,550 to establish a regional network and provide scientific and technical assistance.

Aquatic invasive species pose a significant threat to local waterways, economy and society. When species are introduced to areas outside their native environment, they can grow quickly, compete with other species and alter habitats, causing serious ecological harm in our waters.

Four regional councils will contribute their expertise to carry out the project on the ground, including the Conseil régional de l’environnement de l’Estrie(CREE).

The goal of the regional network is to This network will develop a better collective understanding of issues and threats develop regional action plans to prevent, detect and manage aquatic invasive species, provide direction on prevention, eradication and control efforts, update data and directories of initiatives, and develop consistent public messaging and intervention strategies.

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