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What is an aquatic nuisance species (ANS)?

ANS are non-native species that threaten the diversity and abundance of native species or the ecological stability of infested waters, or commercial, agricultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

Examples of ANS are white perch, zebra mussels, or Asian carp.  For more information about ANS in Kansas, click here.