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No invasive mussels found in state waters, AIS boat inspections increase

 

November 14, 2019



From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana’s watercraft inspection stations set another record for boats inspected in 2019. 

More than 112,00 watercraft have been inspected so far this year, surpassing last year’s number by 3,000 inspections. Inspectors have intercepted 16 boats with invasive mussels coming into the state.

AIS monitoring crews have surveyed 300 unique waterbodies for aquatic invasive plants and animals. No mussel veligers or adult mussels were detected in the waters of Montana this year. That news has prompted FWP to initiate the process to lift the quarantine r...



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