Invasive Species - They Threaten Our Native Populations
Moving live fish, aquatic plants, or mussels from one body of water to another can cause irreversible damage to the ecological balance of the our lakes, ponds, rivers or streams.
You can help by taking these simple actions:
By taking these simple actions, you can help the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division protect Georgia's native aquatic resources and ensure good fishing for future generations.
Please remember: only DNR Fisheries staff are authorized to stock or move live fish or aquatic plants from one body of water to another.
To find out more information about aquatic nuisance species and ways that you can protect our waters, visit the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers program website at www.protectyourwaters.net. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a cooperating partner in this program.
Georgia is now a member of the Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Georgia is also a participating partner in the Habitattitude Program.
Find out more at www.habitattitude.net
View species alerts and fact sheets to learn more about various exotic or aquatic nuisance species that have either been collected in Georgia or are of concern as potential threats to native species and ecosystems. More species are always being added, so check back again for more information.
Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.