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Unauthorized Introductions

Unauthorized Introductions

Unauthorized Introductions  Home ( Page 3 ) Did You Know? Transporting live fish (except for live bait) in Ontario is illegal and has the potential to harm ecosystems if those live fish found their way into a new lake. Introducing new fish species like Yellow...
Trail Use

Trail Use

Trail Use  Home ( Page 3 ) Did You Know? Hiking and biking along recreational trails can be a lot of fun, but also has the potential to spread invasive plants and their seeds. Studies have shown that trails act as a pathway for spread of invasive plant...
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving  Home ( Page 3 ) Scuba Diving as a Pathway Freshwater aquatic nuisance species, such as zebra mussels, spiny water flea, fish hook water flea and Eurasian watermilfoil, can unintentionally be transported from one body of water to another on scuba...
Pet Release

Pet Release

Pet Release  Home ( Page 3 ) Pet Release as a Pathway Owning an aquarium can be an exciting and enjoyable pastime. Many aquarium and pet stores sell beautiful exotic species that are wonderful when viewed through the glass of an aquarium. Unfortunately, some...
Movement of Wood

Movement of Wood

Movement of Wood  Home ( Page 3 ) Moving Wood as a Pathway Diseases and insects that are deadly to trees and forests in Ontario can be transported on firewood. Wooden shipping pallets are used to package and support shipments of goods from overseas. The wood...
Live Fish Food

Live Fish Food

Live Fish Food  Home ( Page 3 ) Live Fish Food as a Pathway Many markets in Ontario offer fresh live seafood and fish. Unfortunately, some of the species available for sale have the potential to survive if they were to successfully invade a lake or river in...
Live Bait

Live Bait

Live Bait  Home ( Page 3 ) Did You Know? Many anglers use live bait like minnows and crayfish. While these might help you catch a big fish, some bait species cannot be used because they are sport fishes, endangered, or invasive. You can use crayfish as bait,...
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting  Home 9 Search query for: coy Hunting as a Pathway Waterfowl hunters should be aware that it is possible to inadvertently spread aquatic nuisance species such as zebra mussels, purple loosestrife and invasive phragmites from one lake or wetland by...
Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture  Home 9 2021 9 March ( Page 4 ) Did You Know? Invasive plants are spreading through our natural ecosystems, urban landscapes, and agricultural lands at an alarming rate.  Garden shops and big box stores in North America offer consumers a...
Float Planes

Float Planes

Float Planes  Home 9 2021 9 March ( Page 4 ) Float Planes as a Pathway Many aquatic nuisance species, such as zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil, can be unintentionally transported from one waterbody to another on the floats of float planes....
Canals

Canals

Canals  Home 9 2021 9 March ( Page 4 ) Canals as a Pathway There was once a time when navigating Canada’s waters involved portaging (carrying a boat) between lakes and around boating barriers. To make navigation easier, man-made canals, locks, and...
Boating

Boating

Boating  Home 9 2021 9 March ( Page 4 ) Did You Know? Recreational boating is a fun and exciting pastime, BUT, did you know many small critters may be hitching a ride on your boat to a new lake or river? Organisms like zebra mussels, spiny waterflea,...