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Nuisance Species Lists for the NEANS Region
(Freshwater, Marine, Wetland)

Below are links to lists of aquatic and wetland nuisance species for the NEANS region (New England and New York in the U.S., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec in Canada)*. They have been compiled and posted by various government and non-governmental organizations at the local, state, and national level, and as a result are subject to different categorizations (invasive, potentially invasive, etc.) and naming conventions (invasive, banned, noxious). The icons in the right-hand column indicate which organism types can be found on each list.

If your organization has an invasive species list that is not included below, let us know at info@northeastans.org.

*This web page is provided for informational purposes only. The NEANS Panel makes no judgement regarding the content of these lists, and is not responsible for the content of external links.

Region Website Source (Key) Organism Types (Key)
Connecticut

Connecticut Invasive Plant List (Official state list):
(a) Web version
(b) Printable, condensed version
including banned species (pdf)

Connecticut Invasive Plant Council

Government Plants

List of Non-Native Invasive & Potentially Invasive Vascular Plants in Connecticut (Superseded by CIPL above in 2004) (pdf)

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group

Government Plants

Maine

Advisory List of Invasive Aquatic Species (pdf)

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens Other Animals

List of Banned Invasive Aquatic Plants

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Government Plants

Examples of Illegal Fish Introductions

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Government Fish

Invasive Plant Fact Sheets

Maine Natural Areas Program

GovernmentUniversity Plants

Massachusetts

List of Massachusetts Prohibited Plants

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Government Plants

The Evaluation of Non-Native Plant Species For Invasiveness in Massachusetts (pdf)

Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group

Government Plants

A Guide to Selected Invasive Non-native Aquatic Species in Massachusetts (pdf)

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans

Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (.pdf - see pp. 24-31 and Appendix E)

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens

Invasive Plant Species of Massachusetts

Greater Worcester Land Trust

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

Current Issues: Invasive Species

Mystic River Watershed Association

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

New Hampshire

List of Prohibited Species

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Animals

Proposed Watch List of Plant Species

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Government Plants

Exotic Aquatic Plants - The Frightful Fourteen

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Government Plants

Prohibited Wildlife Species (pdf)

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Government Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Animals

New York

Important Aquatic Invasive Species

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish

Links to Invasive Plant Lists

New York State Invasive Plant Council

GovernmentNon-Governmental Organization Plants

The Worst Invasives in the New York Metropolitan Area

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

Invasive Species in New York (pdf)

The Biodiversity Partnership/Defenders of Wildlife

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

Rhode Island

List of Invasive Plants

Rhode Island Invasive Species Council

GovernmentNon-Governmental OrganizationUniversity Plants

Vermont

Non-native Plant and Animal Species of Concern in Aquatic and Wetland Habitats in Vermont (pdf)

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Animals

Illegal Aquatic Plant Species in Vermont (pdf)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Government Plants

Nova Scotia

Sportfishing - Aquatic Invasive Species (pdf)

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Government Plants Crustaceans Fish

Marine Invasive Species in Nova Scotia

Benthic Ecology Lab, Dalhousie University

University Plants

Prince Edward Island

Invasive Species

Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Other Marine Invertebrates

Multi-State

Long Island Sound Invasive Species List - DRAFT (pdf)

Connecticut Sea Grant

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens

Invasive Species in New England Waters

Narragansett Bay Commission

GovernmentUniversity Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Other Marine Invertebrates

Invasive Plant Species in the Norwalk River Watershed

Norwalk River Watershed Association

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

Alien Plants found in and around Lake Champlain

LakeChamplain.com

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Non-Governmental Organization Plants Mollusks Fish

Invasive Species threatening the Connecticut River Watershed

Connecticut River Watershed Council

Non-Governmental Organization Plants Mollusks Other Animals

IPANE Current Species List

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

University Plants

New England Marine Bioinvaders (pdf)

MIT Sea Grant, Center for Coastal Resources

University Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Other Marine Invertebrates

Multi-Provincial

Aquatic Invaders in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region

Government Plants Crustaceans Other Marine Invertebrates

Marine Biological Invaders Threatening the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine

The Fundy Forum

Non-Governmental Organization Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens

Introduced Species in the Bay of Fundy

The Fundy Forum

Non-Governmental Organization Mollusks Crustaceans

National - U.S.

Federal Noxious Weed List

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Government Plants

USDA Noxious Seed Lists by state (pdf)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Government Plants

Invasive Plants of the U.S.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Government Plants

Lacey Act banned importation list (pdf)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Environmental Quality

Government Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Pathogens Other Animals

Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species List (xls)

National Center for Research on Aquatic Invasive Species

Government Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens

National - Canada

Invasive plants of natural habitats in Canada

Environment Canada

Government Plants

Invasive Species in Canada

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Non-Governmental Organization Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens Other Animals

Invasive Herbaceous Species List

Canadian Botanical Conservation Network

Non-Governmental Organization Plants

International

Great Lakes Priority Invasive Species List (pdf)

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species

GovernmentNon-Governmental OrganizationUniversity Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens
Key:
Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Other Marine Invertebrates Pathogens Other Animals
Plants Mollusks Crustaceans Fish Marine Invertebrates
(Ascidians, Bryozoans, etc.)
Pathogens Birds, Mammals,
Amphibians, Reptiles
Government Non-Governmental Organization University
Goverment agency, government-appointed council, and other government-supported groups Non-Governmental organization (non-profit, environmental action group, etc.) University organization or university-affiliated research
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