Purpose of the Introduced Fish Section

Develop and maintain an association of persons interested and involved in the use of introduced and other aquatic organisms

 

Coordinate and develop programs to advance the knowledge and concerns related to introduced species

 

Provide a forum for identifying and bringing attention to bear on the beneficial and potentially harmful impacts of introduced species

 

Encourage communication among scientists, administrators, managers, educators, aquaculturists, and others interested in introduced species

 

Assist federal, state, and private groups in making informed decisions on introduction of species

 

Advise private industry in developing procedures for the safe handling of introduced species intended for closed system maintenance and culture