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500,000th Spiny Superhero Released to Devour Hawaiʻi's Coral-smothering Algae

Half a million sea urchins have now been deployed through NOAA and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources’ work restoring corals after the M/V Cape Flattery grounded on an Oʻahu reef.
July 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A Hawaiian collector sea urchin cleaning a coral of invasive algae in Kāne‘ohe Bay.

Aquatic Invasive Species in Alaska

Alaska's fisheries and marine mammals, and the habitats that support them, are at risk of degradation from the spread of invasive species. Invasive species can: Alter ecosystems. Displace, compete and prey on native species. Foul
Invasive botrylloides violaceous or violet  tunicate in Sitka, Alaska

Bay Invaders: The Blue Catfish Fishery

NOAA Fisheries Chesapeake Bay Office works with partners to manage invasive catfish
March 20, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Impacts of Invasive Lionfish

Lionfish are native to coral reefs in the tropical waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. But you don't have to travel halfway around the world to see them. This is an invasive species that threatens the well-being of coral reefs and other marine
February 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Helps Implement Community-Based Invasive Species Monitoring as part of Bering Sea Days

Scientists and educators participate in Bering Sea Days, an annual week-long education program on St. Paul Island.
January 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Students looking at invertebrates under the microscope

NOAA Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Study to Test Trap Designs for Capturing Lionfish

FB16-055 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin, FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Sustainable Fisheries 727-824-5305
August 16, 2016 -

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Press Release: National Invasive Lionfish Prevention and Management Plan Approved

An intergovernmental task force just released a new plan to prevent the spread of the invasive lionfish and to help manage lionfish in an effort to prevent further harm to marine ecosystems. The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) is pleased to
10/04/2017 - Media Release ,

Alaska Spartina Prevention, Detection and Response Plan

This Alaska Spartina Prevention and Response Plan reviews the known impacts, biology, and invasion history of Spartina on the west coast. It outlines strategies for prevention, early detection, and efficient organization of rapid
January 01, 2010 - Strategic Plans ,

Evaluation of a Habitat Suitability Model for the Invasive European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Using Species Occurrence Data from Western Vancouver Island

A "habitat suitability" model constructed for the European green crab identifies potentially suitable habitats for the invasive species in coastal Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington on the basis of physical, geomorphic, and biological
July 14, 2008 - Other Reports ,

ShoreZone Habitat Capability Modeling

A study of potential suitable habitat for the invasive European green crab in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington State.
August 01, 2007 - Other Reports ,