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Inspectors find mussels on boat being transported through Montana


March 19, 2020

Press release

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Dillon watercraft inspection station intercepted a watercraft carrying invasive mussels Monday.

The boat owner was traveling north on Interstate 15 en route to British Columbia and stopped at the recently opened inspection station. The watercraft was not launching in Montana.

The mussels were found on the motor and were dried up and dead. The inspectors could not conduct a hot water decontamination because of freezing temperatures. The watercraft was locked to the trailer, and officials in Canada were notified and will follow up with thei...

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