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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About the CAISIE programme.. How you can help.. Contact Us.. Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland.. Alerts.. Invasive species.. Lough Corrib.. Grand Canal.. Barrow Navigation.. Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland.. Invasive Species Biosecurity Guidelines for Scuba Diving published.. Welcome to the website of CAISIE, an EU Life+ funded project.. The following is a list of invasive species which Caisie will work on and the sites where these pose the greatest risk at present.. Key species at Lough Corrib:-.. Lagarosiphon major.. (Curly-Leaved Waterweed).. Key species on the Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation:-.. Leuciscus leuciscus.. (Dace).. Hemimysis anomala.. (Bloody Red Shrimp).. Crangonyx pseudogracilis.. (Northern River Crangonyctid).. Elodea nuttallii.. (Nuttall s Pondweed).. Crassula helmsii..  ...   stop their spread.. Stop the Spread of Invasive Species Biosecurity Guidelines for Scuba Diving.. Balsam Bash at Clashganny.. Resources.. Project Bulletins.. Publications, reports and downloads.. Maps.. Children and Schools.. Categories.. Aquatic animals.. Aquatic plants.. Archives.. June 2012.. November 2011.. September 2011.. July 2011.. June 2011.. May 2011.. March 2011.. February 2011.. December 2010.. November 2010.. October 2010.. September 2010.. August 2010.. July 2010.. June 2010.. May 2010.. April 2010.. March 2010.. February 2010.. January 2010.. Copyright 2012.. CAISIE.. All rights reserved.. Follow CAISIE on Twitter.. Visit CAISIE at Facebook.. Mail: CAISIE, The Life+Project, Central Fisheries Board, Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co Dublin.. Email:.. info@caisie.. ie.. Tel: + 353 1 8842 600 Tel: + 353 1 8842 600..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: CAISIE is an EU Life+ funded programme which will contribute to the understanding and control of aquatic invasive species in Ireland.. Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland or.. CAISIE.. commenced in September 2009.. The project is due for completion in the first quarter of 2013.. The broad objective of the project is to contribute to the halting of biodiversity loss in Ireland by preventing further impacts on native biodiversity from high impact aquatic invasive species.. This will be achieved through the development and demonstration of effective control methods, a programme of stakeholder engagement and awareness raising, the enactment of appropriate robust legislation, and policy development and dissemination.. The specific objectives of the project include:-.. To protect the native biodiversity in Lough Corrib by eradicating, controlling or containing.. To prevent further spread of high impact aquatic invasive species by implementing control measures in a key dispersal corridor (i.. e.. the canals and Barrow Navigation).. To conduct a detailed desk study and consult experts and authorities widely in order to collect data on the ecology and invasive capacities of the more problematic alien species and on effective control methods.. This information will permit the development of informed guidelines for effective aquatic invasive species management.. To implement the widest range of containment, control and eradication procedures as is available in an effort to eliminate alien species from the targeted waters.. The success of these methods will be scientifically monitored and the results will be used to inform ongoing control proposals.. Specific research focus will be placed on developing new and innovative containment and control methods for use against the range of invasive species present in Irish waters.. To engage key stakeholders in an education and awareness programme aimed at preventing new invasions, further spread and reinvasion by existing high impact species.. To exchange and disseminate information on control and management methods with other European invasive species control teams and policy makers leading to more effective control of aquatic invasives in Ireland and across Europe.. To contribute to the protection of biodiversity in Ireland and the European target to halt biodiversity loss by 2010 by building capacity on invasive species control.. In order to manage the project, key action plans that tie into the overall project objectives have been identified.. The sequence of the action  ...   be established to ensure that every available mechanism to tackle these aggressive aliens is utilised.. from Lough Corrib.. The systematic removal of weed using a wide range of tried and tested, as well as new and innovative, methods will be conducted over three field seasons.. Focus will also be targeted on the exclusion of the plant from areas in Lough Corrib (and elsewhere in Ireland) where it is not yet established.. The impact on native communities in target water bodies of the removal of invasive species will be closely monitored.. This will involve ecosystem-wide assessment and comparison of food webs and community structure in invaded and non-invaded areas.. High impact invasive species in the canals and Barrow Navigation.. This will involve systematic control and containment of a number of invasive species (including Nuttall’s pondweed, Australian swampcrop and others) and the development of a mechanism for addressing recreational boating as a vector in dispersal corridors.. Evaluate the potential for biological control of aquatic invasive species in Ireland- Carrying out the evaluation of biological control mechanisms for some of the high impact species and contribute to the guidelines on effective management of high impact aquatic species.. This work will be conducted in conjunction with biocontrol experts in UCD and elsewhere.. Remediation of native biotic communities- This will involve the transplantation of native species from unimpacted areas to areas where control measures have been carried out, restoring native biodiversity.. Stakeholder engagement programme-.. A series of presentations will be given to stakeholders by the project team and an exhaustive stakeholder network will be established.. Education and awareness programme-.. Production of education and awareness material to include research publications, informative articles, project bulletins, promotional leaflets, guides, calendars etc.. Dissemination programme-.. This will involve the production of a project website dissemination of guidelines on effective aquatic invasive species management and stakeholder engagement and the hosting of a European workshop in October 2012 to encourage the uptake of the project approach in other member states.. The prevention of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species will be addressed through the programmes of stakeholder engagement and education and awareness described above, and via the provision of robust legislation.. This is an important national research project that will inform the control and management of invasive species in Ireland and elsewhere for many years to come..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Every member of the public can help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in Ireland.. Even if you do not go fishing, boating and have a garden pond you can still report what you see.. If you do see a plant you think might be an aquatic invasive species please contact us with details of where you saw it, when and if possible include a photo nearly ever mobile phone can take photo.. Anglers and boaters.. Inspect, remove, clean, dispose, notify.. Inspect.. all equipment that has been in the water, boats, trailers, engines waders  ...   material from the equipment before relocating to another watercourse or section of waterway.. Ensure that all water is drained from the boats and equipment before transportation to another site.. Clean.. all equipment with a power hose using hot water ( 60c) where possible.. Dispose.. of all invasive plant and animal material off site.. This material should be contained in sealed bags or containers prior to removal to a composting facility or landfill.. Notify.. your local Fisheries Board or.. anyone on the CAISIE project.. immediately if you see any invasive species in waterways in your area..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: If you have any questions or comments simply contact us using the details below.. Your Name (required).. Telephone (required).. Your Email (required).. Subject.. Your Message.. Email:.. Mail:.. CAISIE, The Life+Project, Central Fisheries Board, Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co Dublin.. Tel:.. + 353 1 8842 600..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: mick on June 15th, 2012.. The Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) is a most unwelcome recent addition to the fauna of Irish rivers and lakes.. This bivalve mollusc is regarded as one of the most notorious aquatic invasive species in the world.. The Asian clam was first recorded in Ireland in the River Barrow near St Mullin’s in April 2010.. Subsequent [.. ].. Continue reading about Asian clams breeding as water temperatures rise – help stop their spread.. ,.. Subscribe to.. RSS.. feed.. Invasive Species Alert! Notification to lake users in Lough Corrib.. admin on May 10th, 2011.. The highly invasive curly-leaved waterweed Lagarosiphon major is now present at 160 sites throughout the upper and midde lakes of Lough Corrib.. The weed typically inhabits water which is less than 5 metres in depth.. The most southerly known occurrence of Lagarosiphon major weed in [.. Continue reading about Invasive Species Alert! Notification to lake users in Lough Corrib.. Water Primrose  ...   obstruct boating and angling.. Dense stands can also cause [.. Continue reading about Water Primrose Alert.. Publications.. Killer Shrimp Alert.. admin on December 9th, 2010.. Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammerus villosus, is the latest freshwater invasive species which is threatening Irish waterways.. The killer shrimp is much bigger than our own native freshwater shrimp at 30mm but is otherwise quite similar in appearance.. Unlike our native shrimp it feeds aggressively taking large invertebrates and even small fish as prey.. This species can have [.. Continue reading about Killer Shrimp Alert.. Asian Clam Alert.. admin on November 24th, 2010.. Inland Fisheries Ireland requests your support in looking out for this threat in any catchments that you visit.. The Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) is an invasive bivalve species that has spread rapidly in lakes, canals, streams, rivers and reservoirs throughout Europe North America.. The species is known to aggressively outcompete native invertebrate communities, limit phytoplankton biomass [.. Continue reading about Asian Clam Alert..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Aquatic invasive species in Ireland.. Invasive aquatic plants.. Some of the most worrying species of invasives in Ireland are aquatic plants.. In many cases the plant fills an empty niche and then expands rapidly and competes for additional niches.. Oftentimes the native species are ousted and the ecology of the waterway can be changed dramatically.. This can lead to waterways becoming completely choked by a single species impeding navigation, angling and other recreation.. Invasive aquatic animals.. As most of the fish in Ireland were introduced by man throughout the history of the country many fish species could  ...   equilibrium in the environment.. Those fish which are still considered invasive species due to their recent arival or continued spread through our water courses are:.. Chub.. Dace.. Roach.. In more recent times we have had new invertebrate species released into Irish waterways.. These include Zebra Mussel and Bloody Red Shrimp.. Zebra Mussels have colonised many waterways and causing significant ecological and economic impacts.. Bloody Red Shrimp has been confirmed in Lough Ree on the Shannon River system.. Crangonyx pseudogracilis.. is another freshwater shrimp which is colonising Irish water courses.. Now Asian clam and killer shrimp threaten our waterways..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Invasive species in Lough Corrib.. Lough Corrib is a large limestone lake in the west of Ireland.. It has recently become home to.. (.. distribution maps of.. in Lough Corrib 2005-2008.. ) and zebra mussels.. These invasive aquatic species have caused considerable changes to the ecology of the lake.. Map of Lough Corrib..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Invasive species in the Grand Canal.. Invasive aquatic plants in the Grand Canal have a negative impact on the recreation resource this waterway provides.. Many species grow at alarming rates necessitating the use of specialised weed cutting boats and other measures to remove or control them.. Map of the Grand Canal..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Invasive species in the Barrow Navigation.. Invasive species have often threatened the viability of the Barrow Navigation as a navigable waterway.. Fairy fern, or.. Azolla.. , has been know to reach such density in short periods that it has impeded the passage of boats.. Thankfully this particular species died off spontaneously, prehaps due to grazing by native aquatic beetles.. Map of the Barrow Navigation..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and fish parasites or diseases are readily transferred from one water body to another on diving gear, boats and protective clothing.. These can be very damaging to resident fish stocks, the aquatic habitat and the general environment.. In order to ensure that invasive species and fish diseases are not inadvertently transferred into Ireland’s freshwaters from abroad or within the country from an infested area to one that is free from these organisms, it is essential that all diving equipment is routinely inspected and disinfected following each diving trip.. Items of diving equipment that require attention might include:.. Diving suits, BCDs, diving cylinders, weights, weight belts, regulators, gauges; diving accessories such as masks, snorkels, fins, hoods, gloves, SMBs and reels; and boats, outboard motors and trailers.. Prior to leaving any dive site following a diving trip, the diver should routinely visually inspect all equipment that has been  ...   week.. Diving suits, BCDs, regulators, diving cylinders and accessories.. • Thorough visual inspection for organic debris including in the pockets of the diving suit and BCD.. Remove and dispose of any debris found, gently dry brush and hose down exposed surfaces with clean freshwater in a biosecure manner.. • Drain the BCD bladder.. • Immerse and lightly scrub equipment in an appropriate proprietary disinfectant solution following the manufacturer’s guidelines, then rinse in clean freshwater and allow to dry out thoroughly.. • Rinse the inside of the BCD bladder in the same manner.. • When choosing an appropriate disinfectant to use, ensure that this does not have the potential to degrade the material integrity of the particular diving item being treated and does not invalidate any equipment warranty.. Download the guidelines here:.. Stop The Spread of Invasive Species Scuba Diving.. Stop the Spread of Invasive Species - Biosecurity for Scuba Diving..

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  • Title: Caisie - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland
    Descriptive info: The Asian clam (.. Corbicula fluminea.. ) is a most unwelcome recent addition to the fauna of Irish rivers and lakes.. Subsequent studies conducted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) under the EU Life+ funded CAISIE (Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland) project have revealed that it is firmly established in the lower Barrow attaining staggering densities of up to 10,000 clams per square metre.. Considering that each clam can produce up to 70,000 juveniles each year, the potential for the enormous expansion of this population is apparent.. In late 2010 and in 2011 populations of the Asian clam were recorded in the River Nore downstream of Inistioge and in the River Shannon at Banagher and Carrick-on-Shannon and in Lough Derg.. The inadvertent introduction and transfer of the invasive Asian clam to uninfested waterways represent a major threat to Ireland’s habitats, native species and internationally renowned fisheries.. The ecology of invaded watercourses can become dramatically altered and may become unsuitable for water-based amenity and recreational pursuits.. At present, as water temperatures are increasing in our rivers and lakes Asian clam populations are  ...   or used in waterways when moving from one area to another.. Dr Joe Caffrey, Senior Scientist with IFI and Project Leader of the EU funded Life+ CAISIE project, stated that “It is imperative that every effort is made to limit the expansion and spread of this highly adept invasive species outside of its current range.. Before and after use in waterways, boats, angling gear and related equipment should be thoroughly inspected for Asian clams with any found removed and disposed of in a biosecure manner.. Additionally, all such equipment should be cleaned and disinfected with reference to the invasive species biosecurity guidelines produced by IFI.. ”.. Further information on these biosecurity guidelines produced for anglers, boaters and scuba divers and on invasive species generally is available on the CAISIE (www.. caisie.. ie) and IFI websites (www.. fisheriesireland.. ie).. Any new sightings of the Asian clam should be reported to IFI.. Inland Fisheries Ireland appreciates the cooperation and goodwill of stakeholders and the public in adhering to these biosecurity measures as they are essential if we are to effectively halt the spread of harmful pathogens and invasive species..

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