Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) planning is a management tool that provides a structured method to identify risks and focus procedures in natural resource pathway activities. Understanding pathways and developing plans to reduce non-target species and prevent biological contamination are necessary to avoid unintended spread of species.

HACCP Training for Natural Resource Managers is available from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the National Conservation Training Center.

HACCP-Trained managers will be able to...

  • Describe natural resource pathways and risks
  • Explain the value and importance of pathway management planning
  • Summarize principles of HACCP planning as a pathway management tool
  • Recognize differences and relationships between non-target species, aquatic nuisance species, invasive species, native and non-native species
  • Compare control points and critical control points
  • Develop pathway management plans using a Microsoft Windows-based tool
  • Evaluate pathway plans for completeness and accuracy.

HACCPFor more information on HACCP planning for natural resource management, please visit HACCP-NRM.org, an internet repository of HACCP plans from all parts of the United States.



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