Canada is not doing enough to prevent mussel movement: Report

InfoTel – April 2, 2019

A new report has criticized the lack of action by the federal government to prevent aquatic invasive species entering local waterways.

The report released today, Apr. 2, by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development criticizes both Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency for not taking enough action to prevent aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels, from becoming established in Canada’s waters despite commitments to do so.

Okanagan Basin Water Board executive director Anna Warwick Sears told there had been very little federal funding in the fight to keep invasive species out of the Okanagan’s lakes and rivers.

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