Study

The aquarium trade: a potential risk for nonnative plant introductions in Connecticut, USA

  • Published source details June-Wells M., Vossbrinck C.R., Gibbons J. & Bugbee G. (2012) The aquarium trade: a potential risk for nonnative plant introductions in Connecticut, USA. Lake and Reservoir Management, 28, 200-205

Actions

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Action Category

Parrot’s feather: Reduction of trade through legislation and codes of conduct

Action Link
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
  1. Parrot’s feather: Reduction of trade through legislation and codes of conduct

    A study between 2008 and 2010 in Connecticut, USA (June-Wells et al. 2012) reported that banning the trade of parrot’s feather Myriophyllum aquaticum did not eliminate the trade in the species. After a state-wide trade ban, parrot’s feather was available for sale in two out of 23 stores surveyed in 2008 (9%) and in one out of 47 stores surveyed in 2010 (2%). Additionally, in 2010, five stores sold a Myriophyllum species that could not be identified through morphological or molecular techniques. Nearly 30% of the stores surveyed sold aquatic plants banned in the state of Connecticut. At each store, authors purchased any aquatic plants that morphologically resembled a species banned in Connecticut. The species of the specimens purchased was identified morphologically and through DNA sequencing. Authors did not present the date of the trade ban.

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