Routine monitoring of Mediterranean boats and marinas could help protect ecosystems from invasive alien species

https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?action=display&doc_id=66479

Routine monitoring of Mediterranean boats and marinas could help protect ecosystems from invasive alien species
A survey of over 600 private boats docked in marinas throughout the Mediterranean showed that 71% are carrying non-indigenous species. In certain cases, non-indigenous species can become ‘invasive’ and have enormous and long-lasting impacts on ecosystems. The findings suggest that a common monitoring strategy may be necessary to prevent further disruptions to natural ecosystems.

 

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