Invasive Species Biosecurity Guidelines for Scuba Diving published

Invasive Species Biosecurity Guidelines for Scuba Diving published

Welcome to the website of the CAISIE Project, an EU Life+ funded initiative co-financed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and co-ordinated by Inland Fisheries Ireland.  The project commenced in January 2009 and concluded in January 2013. The following is a list of aquatic or riparian invasive species which CAISIE focused on.

Key species at Lough Corrib:-

  • Lagarosiphon major (Curly-Leaved Waterweed)
  • Crassula helmsii (New Zealand Pigmyweed)

Key species on the Grand Canal, Barrow Line and  Navigation:-

  • Lagarosiphon major (Curly-Leaved Waterweed)
  • Leuciscus leuciscus (Dace)
  • Hemimysis anomala (Bloody Red Shrimp)
  • Crangonyx pseudogracilis (Northern River Crangonyctid)
  • Elodea nuttallii (Nuttall’s Pondweed)
  • Crassula helmsii (New Zealand Pigmyweed)
  • Azolla filiculoides (Red Water Fern)
  • Dreissena polymorpha (Zebra Mussel)
  • Fallopia japonica (Japanese Knotweed)
  • Heracleum mantegazzianum (Giant Hogweed)
  • Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan Balsam)
  • Gunnera tinctoria (Chilean Rhubarb)

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