Unregulated species are non-native but widely distribute species in Alberta, they have the potential to cause significant economic or ecological impact and spread easily. 

 

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The following pests are identified in the Agricultural Pests Act

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Prohibited noxious species must be eradicated by landowners. They are non-native with currently restricted or local distribution in Alberta that present risks of spreading and causing significant economic or ecological impact. They are also non-native species not currently established in Alberta but that occur in neighboring jurisdictions, cause significant economic or ecological impact in those jurisdictions, and are well adapted to Alberta conditions.

The following Prohibited Noxious species are managed under the Weed Control Act

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Noxious species are species that landowners must control to prevent from spreading. These non-native species are already widely distributed in Alberta that have significant economic or ecological impact and can spread easily from existing infestations onto adjoining properties. Relatively easily controlled in small numbers, they can become unmanageable if left uncontrolled and can have a significant impact when abundant.

The following Noxious species are administered by the Weed Control Act:

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Stay tuned for Fact Sheets for all of the aquatic invasive species legislated by the Fisheries Act (Alberta) to be added soon.

“Invasive species can threaten aquatic ecosystems, occupying habitats or out-competing native species. These invasive species may show rapid population growth in the absence of natural predators and may soon become established to the point where eradication is impossible. Aquatic invasive species can be introduced in several ways: either naturally as larvae or as fragments drifting in water currents; or through human activities, attached to boat hulls or in ballast waters for instance. These various invaders pose threats to ecology and the economy. While regulators, scientists, and members of the aquaculture and fishing industries are the most concerned, the problem affects everyone using our waters: recreational boaters, fishers and harvesters, cottage owners, divers, etc. The best approach for protecting our ecosystems from these invaders is to keep them out in the first place, and to do this, everybody’s cooperation is essential.” – Fisheries Canada.

Invasive Species Fish

Freshwater Dwelling Invasive Plants

**also listed as prohibited noxious on Weed Control Act

Freshwater Dwelling Invasive Species other than Plants or Fish

Common Name Scientific Name Conditions for import and possession exemptions to apply

 

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