Help Prevent The Spread Of Whirling Disease
And Other Aquatic Nuisance Species
June 26, 2004
In the Madison River, New Zealand mud snails are established and can be accidentally spread and invasive aquatic plants are another threat. To help prevent the spread of parasites, exotic species and diseases, follow these tips:
* Remove all mud and aquatic plants from your vehicle, boat, anchor, trailer,
waders, boots, and fishing gear before departing a fishing access site or boat dock.
* Drain all water from your boat and equipmentincluding coolers and buckets
before leaving a fishing access site or boat dock;
* Dry your boat and equipment between river trips.
* Do not transport fish from one body of water to another;
* Do not use parts of trout, salmon, or whitefish for bait;
* Dispose of all fish bones or parts in a landfill, not down the drain.Look for other articles in our Article Archives
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