Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Alien species management: alien infested waters - how to solve an unsolvable problem.

Abstract

This paper presents a recent WRC research project that collated the lessons learned from a number of local case studies and used them to develop a decision support framework for managing alien fish species in South Africa. The criteria in the framework can help prevent authorities from spending too much time and effort on things that are not worthwhile, so that eradications are focused on situations where they are likely to lead to the desired objective.