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My meaning is that we overfish / overharvest the species that we want. If they were tasty ( blackend snakehead or zebra mussels marinara anyone? ) ie if we were the predator, the problem would be solved!
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That's not tough on invasive species.

Tough on invasive species would mean sending all the white folks back to Europe.

Ain't gonna happen in that state.

Invasive species is just another term for Darwinian Evolution, it is going to happen sooner or later with or without any human help in the transport.
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That's not tough on invasive species.

Tough on invasive species would mean sending all the white folks back to Europe.

Ain't gonna happen in that state.

Invasive species is just another term for Darwinian Evolution, it is going to happen sooner or later with or without any human help in the transport.
Someone needs to bone up on their evolutionary theory. You might want to start with:

D. F. Sax, J. J. Stachowicz, and S. D. Gaines, editors. 2005. Species invasions: insights into ecology, evolution and biogeography. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.
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And someone needs to grasp the concept more thoroiughly.

Any species expands to fill the available space. And then evolves to better prosper in the available space, and marginal space, and eventually, spread as far as it can. Evolving and changing as needed to fill it.

Its all part of evolution. Terminal predator today, terminated prey tomorrow as something bigger faster and meaner moves in and displaces the last one. All part of the same game.
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I am drifting from the OP a little but an earlier post mentioned man made "intervention" In one of our local lakes, Stampede Reservoir, near Lake Tahoe California, we used to be able to catch as many Kokanee salmon (landlocked Sockeye salmon) as we could use and didn't have to be on the water before 9:00AM. California Fish & Game planted Mackinaws (Lake trout), kind of like a fresh water Ling Cod, eats anything that moves and they get big, bigger than the resident trout and Kokanees. The result is that we are lucky to catch one or two Kokanees in a day, many times none. A great Kokanee fishery was basically ruined for us for the time of day we like to fish. Back on topic, a very pro-active boat inspection program has been implemented in our area in an effort to prevent the Zebra & Quagua mussels from entering the lakes in our area. Recently a boat that was contaminated, coming from Lake Mead, was inspected and de-contaminated before launching from Lake Tahoe. I am afraid it is just a matter of time before a contaminated boat slips through and we will have them too.

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There go to tell you that we human are evil. . We f*ck everything and try to point finger to others / other countries for their fault. We are the good people and so blinded by our arrogance.
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lake Mead, eh? Figures.
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lake Mead, eh? Figures.
Here is the article:

Tahoe boat inspectors halt mussel-infested vessel from entering lake | SierraSun.com

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