MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.
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MTRI has had several initiatives monitoring invasive fish in the SNBR (Chain Pickerel and Smallmouth Bass) since its inception. MTRI has placed signs at several public boat landings in the Mersey and Medway Rivers in an attempt to educate anglers of the dangers of introducing these species to local lakes. Recently MTRI has accumulated invasive fish records from various government and non-government agencies as well as local anglers and centralized them in a single database. Check out the map that was made from all of the reports we received.
Check out the Invasive Alien Species guidebook for more details on these and many other pesky critters.