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Sea Lamprey Biopesticide

Sea Lamprey Biopesticide
January 13, 2016 Lea Vigi

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The Environmental Protection Agency has registered a pheromone that draws sea lamprey together for mating as their first vertebrate biopesticide for the Great Lakes.   The odor, known by the romantic name of 3kPZS has been used as bait in traps that collect and remove adult sea lampreys before they have a chance to spawn.

Learn more about the future of sea lamprey control at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission: http://www.glfc.org/sealamp/future.php

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