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Invasive mussels infected moss ball products

Zebra and/or Quagga mussels have been identified in moss ball products sold in stores in Canada. We urge everyone who may have purchased moss ball products in Canada or online to dispose of them responsibly. Learn how you can do so.

Aquatic invasive species

Regulations, information and collaboration for reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund

Funding to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.

About aquatic invasive species

What an aquatic invasive species is, the problems they cause, how they can be managed, how Canada is responding.

Report an aquatic invasive species

Phone and email contact information by region.

Identify an aquatic invasive species

Photos and information to help you determine if you've discovered an aquatic invasive species.

Apply to prevent, control or eradicate an aquatic invasive species

How to get an authorization to fish, use deleterious substances, or modify habitat to control aquatic invasive species.


How we're preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species and what you can do to help.

Early detection and monitoring

Early detection and monitoring, including field reports, boat inspections, environmental DNA and collaboration.


Our response steps and provincial response initiatives when handling aquatic invasive species.

Control and management

Management options and activities to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations

About the regulations, including objectives, prohibitions, species affected and enforcement.

What we are doing

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