Cross-border exchange on IAS prevention – documents
On 16 and 17 May 2019, the French IAS Resource Center and the British Animal Health Agency, who are leading on the EU-funded RAPID Life Project, organized two cross-border exchange days on the biosecurity of marine and freshwater environments.
50 participants, including representatives from France, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom presented the challenges of biological invasions in marine and freshwater environments, highlighting the importance of implementing biosecurity measures. Based on presentations of methods and good practices in these different countries, the exchanges between participants, largely facilitated by a simultaneous translation service, made it possible to identify synergies and future collaborations.
Sharing knowledge and experience between countries could make a real difference in the effectiveness of national policies and actions on the management of invasive alien species.
Programme and presentations
Thursday 16 may
Myriam Dumortier (European commission).
Alexia Fish (APHA) and Emmanuelle Sarat (IUCN French Committee).
THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES IN AQUATIC FRESHWATER AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
Dr. Patrick Le Mao (Ifremer).
Dr. John Bishop (Marine Biological association).
Dr. Frédérique Viard (CNRS Roscoff).
Dr. Emily Smith (University College London).
PREVENTING INVASIONS: BIOSECURITY MEASURES
Trevor Renals (United Kingdom Environment Agency).
Rebecca Jones (APHA).
Dr. Joe Caffrey (INVAS Biosecurity).
HOW CAN FRANCE AND ENGLAND WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE BIOSECURITY IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS?
Emmanuelle Sarat (IUCN French Committee), Niall Moore (GB Non-native species Secretariat) and François Delaquaize (French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition ).
Friday 17 may
PRESENTATIONS ON MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES
- Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Channel and the North Sea: distribution, consequences and prospects
Dr. Elvire Atajan (Ifremer)
- Marine biological invasions in French overseas territories
Doriane Blottière (IUCN French Committee)