Introduced or Nuisance Species
Habitats Affected: Water column, shell bottom, SAV, wetlands
- Introduced species can compete with natives for space, light, and nutrients, and displace natives with species of lower value to native fish utilization. For example, Eurasian watermilfoil competes with native low salinity SAV plants in some areas of the coast.
- Unintended effect of nuisance species control on nontarget species.
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