Jan 20, 2014


Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are those that have been transported outside of their natural range and can become a problem when they outgrow, kill or outcompete local species. Examples include Pacific oyster, common cordgrass and wireweed (pictured). The spread of INNS can lead to financial loss for fisheries and  aquaculture as well as commercial and leisure marine sectors. They can also damage local species and habitats which can impact on the food chain and biodiversity.
Solway Firth Partnership have produced a Biosecurity Plan and are working to raise awareness through seminars, the production of a waterproof ID guide and by setting up training for volunteer groups to survey, gather data and monitor the spread of the invaders.
Solway Firth Partnership