Stopping the spread of the American invasive crayfish

A campaign to stop the spread of invasive species in waterways around Dumfries and Galloway has been launched for the holiday season.

The likes of the North American Signal Crayfish are having a disasterous affect on some of the region's top beauty spots, putting our native species at risk. But a few simple steps can held stop them spreading further, as Lori Carnochan reports.

The advice is to:

  • When you leave the water, look for any plant or animals species that may be attached to your boat or equipment.
  • Then clean your equipment with a brush to get rid of silt.
  • Finally dry it off at home as that will kill any remaining creatures.