MRBP Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify priorities for activities in the Mississippi River Basin (Basin),

  • Develop and submit recommendations to the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) (established via Public Law 101-646),

  • Coordinate aquatic nuisance species program activities in the Basin,

  • Advise public and private interests on control efforts, and

  • Submit an annual report to the ANSTF describing prevention, research and control activities in the Basin.