Tell us whether invasive species are of particular concern to you.
- How could the Parties better
harmonize permitting, remove administrative barriers and adopt an integrated
approach to AIS management?
- Are there other ways the parties could improve
their binational approach to invasive species?
- Do you agree with this finding of successes and gaps in the Parties’ progress toward the achievement of this objective? (see IJC's finding below)
FINDING in IJC's TAP report (page 71): There has been
significant progress in preventing
the introduction of AIS to the Great
Lakes. The spread of previously
introduced invasive species is a
major concern. Further progress on
AIS prevention and control could
be enhanced by improving long
term program funding mechanisms,
reaching agreements on permitting
the use of all types of control measures
across jurisdictions and requiring
ballast water exchange and flushing
in addition to discharge treatment.
Commitments by the Governments of Canada and the United States can be found in Annex 6
of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.