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the important stories that we find while pursuing all aspects of
invasives. Each month we screen as many as 500 articles and bring you
the best of what we find. We know that many of you find a great deal of
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support the Clean Angling News Christmas Brings New Invasion
The Christmas season always is a time of concern for those who work to
stop the introduction of invasives through global transportation. This
is mostly because of the volume of live plant materials that are
shipped for the holidays. From live Christmas trees to decorative
branches, these imports can be a major problem.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has
alerted Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for invasive
Oriental bittersweet this holiday season, and to avoid using the plant
or selling it in wreaths and other holiday decor.
Shipments of Christmas
trees from the Pacific Northwest to Hawaii have been found to be widely
infested with slugs and other pests that are not found in Hawaii. Of
150 shipping containers of Christmas trees and wreaths from six
maritime voyages that Hawaii's agricultural inspectors have looked at,
74 were or are being held for pest identification or improper
MoreJust For Fun
For the Holiday
Issue I like to include a few stories that I find interesting or
enlightening but may not relate directly to invasive species or may be
a bit more whimsical than the usual content.
Montana Game Wardens have
shared some of their more memorable stories of hunters bagging lamas or
shooting decoys or any other off-beat situation. I especially enjoyed
the story of the woman who found the abandoned Goose. Read More
Wyoming officials are
scratching their heads trying figure out what happened to all the trout
in three wilderness lakes. Read MorePreviously
We review news stories on a
daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we
find them. However, we
know that many of you are not able to use Facebook so here are the
links we posted during
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Our Clean Angling Facebook
page is where we
post our links that deal with fish & fishing, cleaning, boat
inspections, and other
issues of interest to anglers.
Happy Holidays! I hope
you are enjoying an excellent late fall and early winter. Since we
first started the Clean Angling News, we have always done
a Holiday Issue that combines the November and December
Combining the issues for these two
months actually works pretty well as we have found that there is a real
drop off in articles about invasive species during these early winter
months. We continue to post links on our Facebook pages as the come
available so be sure to join us there.
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