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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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Usually the villain, invasive species odd hero for native fish

A native fish may be poised for a comeback in the Great Lakes with the help of an invasive species. Great Lakes cisco, also known as lake herring, are growing in number. Catch rates are increasing in recreational and commercial fisheries, said Kevin Donner, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ Great Lakes fisheries program […]

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Balancing the costs of battling aquatic invasive species

At the close of week 13 of the 2017 Montana Legislative Session, we’re finally at a point where no new bills may be introduced. That deadline produced a flurry of fresh legislation last week for us to sort through, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Legislators have set a goal […]

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Threat beneath the waves: invasive aquatic species

The extravagant lionfish, the tiny zebra mussel, the common trout: these invasive aquatic species may look cool – but they pose a serious risk to native ecosystems around the world.  Click on the picture below to access the full story and additional pictures.

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