• Pink salmon: an invasive non-native species

    7th September 2023 by

    The Scottish Government is working with Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS), NatureScot and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to co-ordinate a monitoring programme for pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), an invasive non-native species present in Scotland’s rivers. Data collected from this monitoring will guide the appropriate management response.  

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  • What are Invasive Species?

    20th May 2022 by

    Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.

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  • Non-native Species and Biofouling

    11th July 2012 by

    What are Non-native Species? When species of plants and animals occur unexpectedly in areas outside their normal range they are called “non-native species”. Examples of how non-native species can be introduced to new areas are by accidentally travelling on an aeroplane or ship (e.g the black rat), or when fish or shellfish imported for the…

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