Research Document - 2011/092
National Detailed-Level Risk Assessment Guidelines: Assessing the Biological Risk of Aquatic Invasive Species in Canada
By N.E. Mandrak, B. Cudmore, and P.M. Chapman
Risk assessments of aquatic invasive species (AIS) are required to make sound management decisions regarding the aquatic ecosystems, fisheries resources, fish habitat, and aquaculture that AIS may impact, and that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is mandated to protect. DFO formed the Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment (CEARA) to oversee the risk assessment of AIS across the country. One of the mandates and objectives of CEARA is to develop a scientifically defensible national framework for conducting biological risk assessments of AIS. This document fulfills that mandate.
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