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What does IAP stand for?

IAP stands for Invasive Aquatic Plants (various organizations)

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About that time, the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (now Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), which had operated its own spray crews to control invasive aquatic plants, relinquished the program to the Department of Natural Resources (now Department of Environmental Protection).
The second phase of the Be Plant Wise campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the damage caused by invasive aquatic plants and encouraging people to dispose of those plants correctly.
Pennywort is one of five worst offending invasive aquatic plants threatening wildlife and rivers - others are New Zealand pigmyweed, water-primrose, parrot's feather and water fern, which can all be found in garden ponds.
Other topics of the 12 chapters include management of invasive aquatic plants in France, the allelopathic effect of Phragmites australis on cyanobacterial growth, ALA-D activity as a biomarker of lead contamination, and radionuclide distribution within the Chernobyl accident exclusion zone.
One of the educational programs we created in 2002 was our Lake Host program designed to provide courtesy boat inspections while educating boaters about the threat of exotic invasive aquatic plants.
English Nature has warned the wildlife of England's lakes is under threat due to effluent discharge and farm run-off, introduced invasive aquatic plants, changes in land management like loss of open fen to scrub, and changes in fish populations from open water species to those that feed on the bottom, leading to disturbance of sediments.
We all know about grey squirrels and Japanese knotweed but how many people know that invasive aquatic plants can out-compete native species, choke waterways, harm native wildlife, disrupt the navigation of boats, interfere with recreational activities such as fishing and boating, and exacerbate flooding?