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