Regional Pet and Garden Invasive Species Programs

There are organizations across the country that working on invasive species issues regarding the aquarium and water garden trade. is a national invasive species program and seeks to inspire and empower people to explore the connection between responsible pet ownership and environmental stewardship. Visit their website for information broken down by interest: aquarium fish, reptiles, amphibians, even water gardening


take aim provides individuals with the information and tools they need to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species commonly found in trade. Water gardeners, aquarium hobbyists, retailers, anglers, teachers, wholesalers and more can use the resources to learn about invasive species and identify alternative organisms that are safe to buy and sell. Information on how invasions happen and easy-to-follow tips for managing and disposing of species will also help visitors protect local waterways.

crayfishcollab is the webpage for the Invasive Crayfish Collaborative which includes representatives of Great Lakes local, state and federal natural resource agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses. These experts and stakeholders are working towards the region’s collective ability to manage and control invasive crayfish. New members are always welcome.