The northern snakehead (scientific name: Channa argus) is a voracious predatory fish native to eastern Asia that was first discovered in Maryland in 2002, having been released from fish markets or the aquarium trade. It has thoroughly infested the Potomac River Basin, and isolated populations have also been found in lakes and rivers in southern California, Arkansas, Illinois, and North Carolina. It competes with and preys upon many native fish.
Northern Snakehead Fish
Scientists discover Asian carp eggs farther north in Mississippi River than ever beforerriscmockup, , Fish, Fish, 0
Scientists have discovered Asian carp eggs farther north in the Mississippi River than ever before, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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Asian carp were introduced into the United States by fish farmers who wanted to control aquatic vegetation in their...
Eurasian milfoilrriscmockup, , Lakes, Plants, Plants, 0
Eurasian watermilfoil (scientific name: Myriophyllum spicatum) is an invasive aquatic weed widely distributed in the eastern hemisphere that entered...
RRISC Holds Fourth Annual Congressional Reception and Awards ProgramJune 17, 2019
In cooperation with Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as Co-Chairs of t...
RRISC Awards Nominations OpenMay 1, 2018
Each year, RRISC recognizes legislators, state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and busine...
PhragmitesApril 16, 2017
By: Stephanie Licciardi, RRISC Correspondent Phragmites is a wetland grass that grows along the Atla...
Cheat GrassApril 16, 2017
Cheat Grass- (Bromus Tectorum), also known as drooping brome, is a weed native to Europe, West Asia,...
RRISC Holds Seminar on Pests in the Wine IndustryNovember 22, 2015
November 16, 2015–In cooperation with the Congressional Invasive Species Caucus and the Congre...