Throughout the UK and abroad there are many invasive species that would have huge negative impacts should they be spread around catchments.
In order to prevent this from happening it is essential that appropriate actions are taken by everyone concerned – this is often referred to as biosecurity.
This is particularly important for equipment such as boats, fishing nets and waders etc. Appropriate biosecurity is relatively simple to achieve by following the Check, Clean, Dry mantra (download the poster here).
If equipment can not be dried then it should be disinfected for a prolonged period to kill any fungal spores.