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Prevention

Prevention is the most effective method of dealing with the problem of AIS. Stopping the initial introduction of AIS and/or limiting spread before it becomes a problem are the optimal solutions.

Take these steps prevent the introduction and spread of AIS:

What to do if you encounter AIS?

Marine Invasive Species

If you find any marine (tidal waters) invasive species, or if you see any activities associated with the intentional or accidental movement of live fish or other aquatic organisms, please report them to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Photos of the species may also be sent to the above e-mail address. Please include the date and exact location (GPS if available). If possible, obtain individual specimens or a small sample; place in a sealed container with alcohol or freeze in a sealed plastic bag.

Freshwater Invasive Species

If you find any freshwater invasive species, or if you see any activities associated with the intentional or accidental movement of live fish or other aquatic organisms, please report these activities to the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment using the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) service.

Please include the date and exact location (GPS if available). If possible, take a photograph.