DEFRA strengthens powers to control invasive species

DEFRA has set out a new code of practice for controlling the establishment and spread of non-native invasive species in England, giving greater powers to the secretary of state and authorities

Signal crayfish. Photograph: Michael Lane/123RFDEFRA has strengthened powers for controlling invasive non-native species (INNS) in England in a new code of practice.

The department consulted on the code back in December 2015 but did not publish it until 17 July this year. 

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