Internet Trade of Aquatic Invasive Species
The Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR) collects, analyzes and allows users to access information about how many and what types of Great Lakes aquatic invasive species are being sold on the Internet. This information can be used by invasive species managers to inform and help target a variety of activities including outreach and education, risk assessment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.
GLDIATR searches for species identified as of concern or invasion risk to the Great Lakes region based on the following:
- Federal, state and provincial species regulations
- Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System Watch List of Potential Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species
- Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study analysis of species currently within the Mississippi River watershed, but not in the Great Lakes
- Ecological risk assessments conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Council of Great Lakes Governors “Least Wanted” Aquatic Invasive Species list
- Other expert input
If you would like to learn more about using GLDIATR, or if you are aware of any newly regulated species or species of emerging concern that should be added to this effort, please contact Erika Jensen ([email protected]). Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant developed a searchable database of regulations available here.