Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are a national problem.
More than 40 percent of threatened or endangered species are at a greater risk due to AIS. The damage caused by invasive fish is estimated to cost the U.S. $5.4 billion each year.
Invasive quagga and zebra mussels alone cost the U.S. $1 billion annually, and despite the billion dollar price tag, the federal government only spends approximately $260 million each year to combat AIS.
Overview: Stop and Reverse the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
[324.07 Kb] Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are organisms that are not native to a specific area and can cause significant harm to the environment, economy, and boating access.
Guide: Aquatic Invasive Species
[340.92 Kb] AIS are in every region of the U.S. and there are thousands of different types of AIS.
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Overview
[199.07 Kb] ONE-PAGER: The fund was created by recreational boaters and anglers in 1950 to pay for critical conservation programs and recreational infrastructure projects in all 50 states.