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Lake Havasu Marine Association unveils BLM partnership

At Vidal Junction, on the Arizona-California border, about 940 boats have been quarantined in the past four years. Of those watercraft, 700 were quarantined due to mussels attached to their anchors. The Lake Havasu Marine Association has for three years worked with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in its fight against invasive Quagga mussels, […]

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Nebraska Plans Boat Inspections to Thwart Invasive Species

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is planning boat inspections on public waters this summer as part of its effort to stem the tide of invasive species. The commission says the inspections will include surveys about operators’ recent boating activities, followed by examinations of their watercrafts. They’ll also be given information on ways to prevent […]

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Minnesota County ready for another summer of protecting lakes

Kandiyohi County is using training, public education, technology and good old-fashioned boots on the ground this summer in the ongoing war against aquatic invasive species. Inspectors had a busy weekend during the fishing opener earlier this month. Look for activity to ramp up even more in time for the Memorial Day weekend, when summer in […]

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New York’s New Program to Protect Adirondack’s Waterways

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Institute Stewardship Program to protect the Adirondacks against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) through boat stewards and decontamination stations. “This valuable partnership with Paul Smith’s College is an important step in Governor Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to preserve the […]

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Aquatic invasive species boat inspectors working across Nebraska

Boaters enjoying Nebraska’s public waters may be contacted by boat inspectors this summer. The goal of these inspections is to reduce the risk of aquatic invasive species (AIS) being spread across the state. Inspections will include a survey of boat operators about their recent boating activities, followed by an examination of their watercraft. Participants will […]

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New Zealand Scientists plan to use novel technology in detecting marine invaders

Some of New Zealand’s international marine biosecurity partners are in the country to workshop the development of exciting new molecular (DNA/RNA) technologies that will enhance our ability to rapidly detect marine pests. The expert group are spending two days with New Zealand scientists at Cawthron Institute; sharing their knowledge of molecular tools that will strengthen […]

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More Ramps Open to All Boaters on Montana’s Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Five boat ramps on Canyon Ferry Reservoir are now open to all boaters and four Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks decontamination stations are operating seven days a week. Yacht Basin, Kim’s Marina, Goose Bay, Silos and Hellgate are open to all boats. The rest of the boat ramps on Canyon Ferry Reservoir are open to […]

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Yellowstone National Park opens to fishing this weekend, but…

Yellowstone National Park opens to fishing Memorial Day weekend and closes again the first weekend in November. Make sure you purchase your YNP fishing license before jumping into the Firehole, Gibbon or Madison rivers, the three rivers that might not be out of their banks come this weekend. Not to put a damper on the […]

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Pet fish pose potential lake problems

From his commercial fishing boat in Lake Erie, Nathan Newsome has seen all kinds of fish. And he will be the first to say he has an eye for something that doesn’t belong in Michigan waters. From thousands of goldfish to varieties such as carp, the Great Lakes are full of invasive and non-invasive species […]

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Enjoy the water, but take care to prevent hitchhikers

With the fishing opener just past, the long summer lake season lies ahead in Minnesota. It’s a time Minnesotans treasure, a time to sit in the warm sand, swim, fish, ride on water tubes, or just cruise the lakes on a pontoon or in a kayak. For anyone moving a boat in or out of […]

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