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10 boats with invasive mussels intercepted in Montana

Inspectors have intercepted 10 boats with invasive mussels as they entered Montana or tried to cross the Continental Divide into the Columbia River Basin, which is invasive-mussel free, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Motorists with boats entering the state must stop at inspection stations set up along the border and Continental Divide.  Click on the following […]

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Lawmakers continue push for stalled Asian carp study

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a long-stalled report about keeping invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The language proposed by Huizenga mirrors text approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.  Click on the […]

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Momentum picks up in fight against invasive plants in Tahoe Keys

Last week scuba divers installed nearly 140 bottom barriers, covering over three-quarters of an acre, in one of the Tahoe Key’s lagoons — the beginning of a multi-year strategic plan to eradicate the invasive aquatic plants that have taken over the man-made waterways. The Tahoe Keys was created in the late 1950s by dredging an […]

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Invaders: 1 Inspectors: 0 in Oregon

Oregon’s first line of defense against outside aquatic invasive species might see its time cut back unless a new source of income can make up budget shortfalls. A bill that would have added smaller boats as well as some kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to the $5-a-year permit program to fund the fight against aquatic invasive […]

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Idaho and Utah join forces to fight invasive aquatic species

Utah and Idaho have announced a cooperative agreement to enhance aquatic invasive species prevention efforts in the Bear Lake area. The Idaho Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and the Bear Lake Regional Commission want to prevent the spread of Quagga and zebra mussels.  The agreement calls for $135,000 in additional […]

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Kentucky considers entrepreneurial solutions for Asian carp problem

Asian carp swim by the millions in Kentucky’s waterways, threatening to crowd out native fish in some of the state’s most cherished fishing destinations – including Kentucky and Barkley lakes in the west. With an absence of predators and little natural controls available for these invasive species, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, […]

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Canada – Learning to live with whirling disease in our rivers

Whirling disease is in southern Alberta waters, most notably the Bow river, to stay and poses a significant threat to the well-being of our trout fisheries. Kate Wilson is an aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment who is working to understand how we are affected by this invasive disease. During our conversation, she provided […]

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House panel funds Great Lakes cleanup, Asian carp

House appropriators late Tuesday approved a bill that rejects a Trump administration proposal to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and gives the Fish and Wildlife Service an extra $10.4 million to fight invasive Asian carp. The Appropriations Committee voted 30-21 to send to the full U.S. House a spending bill for environmental programs that fully […]

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New rules issued for aquatic invasive species in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has now created new rules to help combat the spread of invasive species in New Mexico. The changes include: Watercraft owners are required to stop at an inspection station whenever one is set up and in operation. Mandatory inspection and, if necessary, decontamination is required of all […]

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Leaders meet with Congressional Boating Caucus

Boating industry leaders held briefings last week on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Congressional Boating Caucus. Titled “Boating Safety and Infrastructure,” the briefings focused on issues ranging from dredging the Intracoastal Waterway and engine cutoff devices to aquatic invasive species and public-private partnerships with marinas.  Click on the following sentence to access the full […]

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