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Montana’s New Boater Invasive Species Certification Now Available Online

Local boater training and certification for Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs can be now be done online at musselresponse.mt.gov. The online training course provides participants with information about the invasive mussel threat, how to appropriately clean, drain and dry watercraft and why it’s important for everyone to take responsibility in protecting Montana’s waterbodies. This year […]

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‘ERADICARP’ TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD THIS SUMMER IN ILLINOIS COUNTY

Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, Mid-America Productions will be holding the first annual ERADICARP Tournament on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. The purpose of this event is to bring to light the problems caused by invasive species of Asian Carp that have been introduced into the Illinois water shed while, at the […]

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Proposed new bait fish regulation in Mississippi to combat Asian Carp

You’ve probably seen video of big fish flying out of the water and jumping into boats. They are Asian carp; aggressive and potentially very expensive. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks has a strategy to control the spread, with a new bait fish law. “We recognize anglers like to come into the spillway […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz in Wisconsin

The Fourth of July weekend is one of Wisconsin’s busiest boating holidays and this year, citizen volunteers will mark the eighth annual landing blitz campaign by helping boaters learn how they can stop aquatic hitchhikers. Landing blitz volunteers will be stationed at hundreds of boat landings statewide where they will spread friendly reminders to ensure […]

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Invasive Species Inspection Can Win Prizes in Wyoming

Boaters who have their watercraft inspected for aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be eligible to win prizes through the 2017 Wyoming AIS Boater Appreciation Raffle. The raffle was established to recognize the important role boaters play in maintaining the ecological and recreational qualities of Wyoming waters through boat inspections. Raffle prizes are a kayak package […]

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Keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

It’s a beautiful morning in northern Michigan, the kind that promises a sunny day with a nice breeze. You remember there are usually sailboats or fishing boats out at this time, but you don’t see any today. You wander around the town’s marina and notice a plethora of empty slips. Those weren’t here a few […]

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BC Looks to Halt Aquatic Invasive Species at Border Crossings

The BC Conservation Officer Service will be watching the BC border to halt the movement of aquatic invasive species this season. Deputy Chief Chris Doyle says they’ll have inspection teams checking boats to keep things like zebra and quagga mussels from entering waterways. “The COS will be deploying a mussel detection dog in 2017. In […]

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Proposed Montana Tax: Bikers Register As ‘Invasive Species’

What do zebra mussels, milfoil, and cyclists have in common?  A lot, apparently. Montana republican Scott Sales recently proposed an amendment to a state senate bill that would require nonresident cyclists buy, and affix, an “Invasive Species” decal.  The proceeds would benefit the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Amended to Bill SB363, which revises laws related to aquatic […]

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