RISC and ALERT Marine Non-Native Species (Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame and Carpet Sea Squirt) Records
The records were collected through the Recording Invasive Species Counts project and the ALERT system which was launched in 2010 as a partnership between the NBN, BRC and associated recording schemes and societies. The Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame and Carpet Sea Squirt data was collated in conjunction with the Marine Biological Association. RISC is embedded within the GB-NNSIP alongside species selected as ALERT for which on-line records allow for rapid notification to the Non-Native Species Secretariat. RISC was established in raise awareness of invasive non-native species and to increase distribution data for a selection of species considered to meet a number of criteria which ensured their suitability for recording by the public. Increasing the availability of distribution data is an important component of the Non-Native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain (www.nonnativespecies.org/)..
Date range: 01-Jan-1935 - 10-Oct-2016
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