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As the Bay State, Massachusetts has long standing historical, cultural, and economic ties to seafood and the seafood industry. Not only is the seafood industry often affected by Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), but it can also be a source of problematic species through the intentional and unintentional release of live organisms.
Our partners at MIT Sea Grant have recently published pamphlets entitled Live and Fresh Seafood: Into the pan, not into the wild to raise awareness on proper seafood handling and disposal practices. The pamphlets are available in several languages and are intended to minimize the chances of invasive species introductions that may occur from live seafood.
The AIS Management Plan contains information on these specific seafood pathways:
View the full text of this section on page 21 of the AIS Management Plan.
If you have specific questions about seafood and AIS, please contact us.
Other targeted education efforts include:
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