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The EU Regulation (1143/2014) on invasive alien (non-native) species first 37 species listed;

On 14 July 2016 the European Commission published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1141 which sets out an initial list of 37 species to which EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 1143/2014 will apply. The associated restrictions and obligations will come into force on 3rd August 2016. All of these species have been accepted as meeting agreed criteria concerning their invasiveness and ability to establish in several Member States.
The aim of this new regime is to prevent or manage the introduction, or spread, of invasive non-native species across the European Union. In order to achieve this aim the EU Regulation requires Member States to put in place surveillance and rapid response mechanisms and to develop management action plans.
Listing imposes restrictions on the commercial keeping, sale, and transporting of the listed plants and animals, and their intentional breeding or release. A permit scheme will be in operation to allow derogations from some of these restrictions (other than their release) but only in very limited circumstances.

The first 37 Species Listed are;
Plants
American skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)  Kudzu vine (Pueraria montana var. lobata)
Asiatic tearthumb (Persicaria perfoliata)  Parrot’s feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
Curly waterweed (Lagarosiphon major) Persian Hogweed (Heracleum persicum)
Eastern baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia)  Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides)  Water primrose (2 species) (Ludwigia grandiflora)
Floating primrose willow (Ludwigia peploides) Whitetop weed (Parthenium hysterophorus)
Green cabomba, Carolina fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)
 Animals
Amur sleeper (Percottus glenii) Marbled crayfish (Procambarus fallax)
Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) Muntjac deer (Muntiacus reevesi)
Bryant’s fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) North American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) Palla’s squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus)
 Coypu (Myocaster coypus)  Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
 Eastern/Spiny – cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus) Red eared slider (terrapin) (Trachemys scripta)
 Small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanaicus) Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)
Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)   Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Indian house crow (Corvus splendens)  Sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanaicus)  Siberian chipmunk (Tamias sibiricus)
 South American coati (Nasua nasua)  Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus)
  Topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva)   Virile (northern crayfish) (Orconectes virilis)

 

The GB Non Native Species Secretariat have prepared some FAQs

Other Sources of Information;
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland