Baykeeper Updates Related to Invasive Species

Blog Post: February 26, 2013
Volunteers are needed to assist with removals of an invasive Asian kelp, Undaria pinnatifida, from local marinas. Boaters are also asked to keep an eye out for this invader at their local marina and report suspected sightings. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center holds Undaria removals in...
Blog Post: May 3, 2012
New rules to keep invasive species out of San Francisco Bay are a big step forward, but should be even tighter, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the adoption of the proposed rules, with further protections for the Bay and all California waters, during the State Lands Commission’s...
Blog Post: February 10, 2012
Large ships should be required to clean hitchhiking invasive species off their underwater surfaces before arriving in San Francisco Bay, and not while sitting in California waters, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged stronger protections for the Bay and all California waters during...
BK In The News: December 13, 2010
For years, scientists have called the San Francisco Bay-Delta one of the most "invaded" waterways in the world. More than 240 animal and plant species have hitchhiked here in the ballast tanks of cargo and tanker ships, thriving in waters from Sacramento to the Farallon Islands.
Monthly Column: May 1, 2009
San Francisco Bay is known throughout the world for its majestic natural beauty, and San Francisco Baykeeper works every day to protect the health of the birds, fish and other aquatic animals that make the Bay so special. But the Bay isn’t just lovely to behold – it is also an active end...
Press Release: July 23, 2008
Dealing a setback to the shipping industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate ship discharges under the Clean Water Act. The decision follows a 2005 lower court ruling that EPA...