Invasive Species in Louisiana Water, Woods

There are several invasive species in Louisiana that many of us are familiar with. They would include the Chinese tallow trees, feral hogs, and giant salvinia. According to the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, “Millions of dollars are spent annually in our state to control invasive species and their impact on native species, recreational enjoyment and/or ecological balance.”

In October 2017 the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted to modify rules and regulations for approved Domestic Aquatic Organisms to include Sterlet sturgeon. This would allow non-native Sterlet sturgeon in Louisiana for aquaculture proposes including processing for meat and caviar.

 

 

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