Aquatic Invasive Species in Europe
Competition title: European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)
AFZ role: coordinator
Start date: 2016/12/01
End date: 2025/12/31
Objectives: To develop, process and provide guidelines to support member states in addressing the threat and reality of aquatic invasive species, using best international processes and practice. The project goals listed below are closely allied to EIFAAC Strategic Objectives I to IV in Appendix A. Specific project goals would include: - the development of a coordinated European policy to tackle the threats posed by invasive species; the compilation of a Europe-wide expert network to provide assistance regarding identification, control and management or even economic aspects associated with aquatic invasive species;- the development of a Europe-wide inventory of existing aquatic invasive species and a coordinated strategy to provide timely alerts in respect of imminent threats to member states where some of these invasives do not occur; - the development of best practice in relation to rapid reaction protocols; - the sharing of research results relating to the control or eradication of aquatic invasive species; - the development of international best practice for biosecurity, with particular emphasis on the specific needs of island nations viz. border controls, free passage of goods, etc.