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Invasive Species Hilton Head 02-09 2010 Invasive Species Hilton Head 02-09 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Capacity challenges and addressing Aquatic Invasive Species in Washington State Jeff Adams Marine Water Quality Specialist & Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator 360-337-4169 [email_address]
  • Washington Sea Grant serving the Northwest since 1968 http://wsg.washington.edu/
    • Housed in the University of Washington College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences
    • 24 staff manage research and education activities, offer marine advisory services and operate full communications shop
    • 676 academic, government, tribal, nonprofit, international, business and private partners in 2007
    • Separate from the Land Grant institution (Washington State University)
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
  • Washington Geography and AIS
    • Puget Sound
      • large population
      • international border
      • large ports
      • recreation boating
      • significant aquaculture industry
    • Outer Coast
      • natural migration
      • aquaculture
      • recreation
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
  • Washington Geography and AIS
    • Columbia Basin
      • agriculture
      • recreation
      • shipping
      • shared state/international borders
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
  • AIS identified as a priority in Washington
    • Puget Sound Action Agenda
    • Washington Sea Grant Strategic Plan
    • Biennial Science Work Plan
    • Washington Invasive Species Council
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
  • Who’s working on AIS?
    • WA Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee members
    • Ballast Water Workgroup
    • Tunicate Advisory Committee
    • Washington Invasive Species Council members
    • Tribes
    • Local natural resource departments
    • Researchers
    • many more but what’s getting done
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
  • WSG’s history with AIS
    • West Coast Marine Invasive Species Team (MIST)
    • European green crabs
    • Curriculum and publications
    • Ballast Water Specialist
    • Tunicates
    • Marine Water Quality hire with AIS experience and interests
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Janna Nichols
  • Challenges
    • Losing Ballast Water Specialist
    • Currently ~¼ FTE for AIS coordination
    • Coordination with Land Grant
    • Funding challenges statewide
    Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Tools
    • Interest in pursuing AIS FTE
    • Using students and volunteers
    • Participating in partnerships
    • Communications
  • Jeff Adams WA Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Thank you!