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Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species: Special Report 291

By: National Research Council

202 pages, Figs, tabs

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #177610 | ISBN-13: 9780309113137
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TRB Special Report 291: Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species reviews existing research and efforts to date to reduce aquatic invasive species introductions into the Great Lakes and identifies ways that these efforts could be strengthened toward an effective solution.

Since its opening in 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway has provided a route into the Great Lakes not only for trade, but also unfortunately for aquatic invasive species (AIS) that have had severe economic and environmental impacts on the region. Prevention measures have been introduced by the governments of Canada and the United States, but reports of newly discovered AIS continue, and only time will tell what impacts these species may have. Pressure to solve the problem has even led to proposals that the Seaway be closed. The committee that developed the report recommends that trade should continue on the St. Lawrence Seaway but with a more effective suite of prevention measures to reduce the introduction of aquatic invasive species that evolves over time in response to lessons learned and new technologies.


Front Matter
1 Introduction
2 The St. Lawrence Seaway
3 Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
4 The Ballast Water Vector
5 Identifying and Exploring Options for the Great Lakes Region: The Committee's Approach
6 Committee's Conclusions and Recommended Option for the Great Lakes Region
A Committee Meetings and Other Activities
B Commissioned Papers and Authors
C Public Meeting Agenda and Participants
D Economic Benefits of Transoceanic Shipping Through the St. Lawrence Seaway
Study Committee Biographical Information

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