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Spring 2016 Meeting is planned for mid-May in Annapolis, MD

Panel continues to support dedicated efforts to eradicate nutria from the Delmarva Peninsula

NY restaurant imports Potomac River snakeheads for diners

Preventing Aquatic Species Invasions in the Mid-Atlantic

Rapid Response Planning for effective AIS coordination among agencies

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Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species!

States served by the MAPAISThe Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAPAIS) works to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species through science and management, policy, and education and outreach activities and initiatives. We help state, federal, and local agencies, non-profits, and private landowners in the Mid-Atlantic states tackle aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues by:
  • identifying and prioritizing regional issues,
  • coordinating local AIS programs, and
  • assisting the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force in coordinating federal programs that promote effective methods of preventing and managing AIS introductions.

Program Sponsors:

ANS Task Force     

The Panel’s mission is to assist state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic, coordinated, action-oriented approaches to prevent and control aquatic invasive species in the Mid-Atlantic region. MAPAIS is overseen by the National Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF), as authorized by the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species Act of 1990 (as amended by National Invasive Species Act of 1996).

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