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Beware Invasive Snails found in Crawfish Shipments

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needs the public’s help in preventing the spread of giant apple snails, an invasive aquatic species native to South America, recently found in shipments of live crawfish from Louisiana.

Giant apple snails have not yet been found in the wild in Arkansas, but have been established in Louisiana for many years.The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has worked with the state of Louisiana to prevent the spread of this invasive species through many potential pathways of introduction, including aquarium pet releases and educational campaigns on cleaning of boats and recreational equipment. Additional vigilance by Arkansans through inspections of any live crawfish shipments (no matter the source), will help prevent further spread of this invasive species that could affect native wildlife and Arkansas’s rice industry. AGFC’s complete release.

Heather Pedersen

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