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Shipowners' Trusted
Advocate

in achieving environmental compliance

Cleanship Solutions are compliance and retrofit specialists providing the industry's only truly end to end compliance solution...

Author: Anna Ogilvy

INVADER OF THE WEEK – THE RHITHROPANOPEUS HARRISII (MUD CRAB)

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rhithropanopeus harrisii (mud crab), a small crab native to the Atlantic Coasts of America, became an invasive species all over the world likely through the transfer of their larvae in the ballast water tanks of ships. This immense spreading is highly likely due to the high tolerance the mud crab has to differing environments, especially during the larvae stage, having the ability to withstand long transportations in ballast water tanks…

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INVADER OF THE WEEK – ASIAN KELP

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Asian Kelp, an edible seaweed native to the cold water coastal areas of Japan, Korea and China has found itself an invasive species to the waters of New Zealand, Europe, Great Britain and the US, likely through the means of hitching a ride on other aquaculture species and being transferred in the ballast water tanks of ships…

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INVADER OF THE WEEK – THE OVERBITE CLAM

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Overbite Clam, listed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union as one the ‘100 worst invasive species’, has created extensive impacts, ecologically and economically. Its native range is predominantly from Russia to China, commonly found in estuarine water habitats. It is thought to have first become an invasive species to the West Coast of North America through the means of being imported as a food source…

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INVADER OF THE WEEK – THE ASIAN CRAB

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Asian shore crab, square like in shape, around 2 inches wide, and native to East Asia, became an invasive species when it was first discovered in 1988 in New Jersey, possibly through the means of travelling in the ballast water tanks of ships. This invader has since become an increasingly common invasive species, now having a dominant presence in waters around North America and even Europe…

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INVADER OF THE WEEK – THE ASIAN CARP

Reading Time: 2 minutesIntentionally introduced into ponds throughout North America from China in the 1960’s and 1970’s in an attempt to control algae, plants, and snails, the Asian carp has since managed to spread aggressively throughout waterways across North America, estimating now to make up more than 50% of the fish by weight in the Illinois River…

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