24 February 2020

Canadian province of Ontario asks for input on Marmorkrebs

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry logo
Marmorkrebs may be added to Ontario’s invasive species list.

Several news outlets are reporting that the province’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking public feedback concerning thirteen new species that might be added to the list.

Besides Marmorkrebs, the Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) is another contender for regulation. If either was added, they would join one crayfish that is already regulated in Ontario, the Australian yabby (Cherax destructor).
 
A link to the Ontario government’s feedback page can be found here. The ministry says it will keep consultation open until 30 March 2020.

I highly recommend any crayfish biologists, particularly those with expertise in Marmorkrebs, complete the feedback form.

External links

Ontario taking action against invasive species
Province asking for feedback on invasive species
MNRF wants your opinion on 13 invasive species from wild pigs to red swamp crayfish

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