This website provides individuals with the information and tools they need to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species commonly found in trade. Water gardeners, aquarium hobbyists, retailers, anglers, teachers, wholesalers and more can use these resources to learn about invasive species and identify alternative organisms that are safe to buy and sell. Information on how invasions happen and easy-to-follow tips for managing and disposing of species will also help visitors protect local waterways.

AIM was developed by a collaboration of researchers and outreach specialists led by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Illinois Natural History Survey. Funding was provided by Great Lakes Restoration InitiativeNational Sea Grant Law CenterIllinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.