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Washington State's Response to an Invasion of Non-Native Tunicates Accomplishments, Challenges and Next Steps

Category: Aquatic Invasive Species

Date Published: February 2007

Number of Pages: 38

Author(s): Puget Sound Action Team

INTRODUCTION:

Governor Chris Gregoire directed the Puget Sound Action Team (Action Team), in collaboration with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to report to her and the Legislature by January 15, 2007 on the expenditure of emergency and supplemental funds made available to respond to the problem of invasive tunicates in Puget Sound waters, and to recommend further actions if necessary.

This is a report on the progress to stop invasive tunicates from spreading in Puget Sound and to eradicate them.