Presenter 1: Tom Therriault, Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Presenter 2: Bruno Gallant, Senior Legislative Officer in the Invasive Alien Species and Domestic Plant Health Programs of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
As we continue to increase trade, develop natural spaces, recreate across ecosystems, and expand operations of natural resource industries, we generate an increasing number of pathways and vectors that can lead to the introduction and spread of invasive species. There is a precedented need to increase our understanding of the risks associated with specific pathways and vectors, to guide prioritization and ensure prevention followed by tailored monitoring, outreach, and management strategically address these risks. As a critical first line of defence in invasive species management, prevention is key to stopping the spread of invasive species.