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AIS sampling, education and monitoring efforts pay off, more research needed on eDNA results


January 11, 2018

From Montana Fish,

Wildlife and Parks

Montana stepped up its fight against aquatic invasive species significantly in 2017, with a focus on prevention, education and early detection efforts statewide.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks AIS inspectors saw more than 85,700 watercraft come through 35 inspection stations this year.  They intercepted 17 boats transporting zebra or quagga mussels into the state.

FWP and partner agencies collected more than 1,500 plankton samples from 240 waterbodies for early detection monitoring of invasive mussel larvae and other AIS.  Plankton tow sampling tests a m...

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