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DEQ introduces new boating and fishing laws to prevent spread of invasive species

From: Michigan Radio

A new set of rules takes effect this week for boaters and fisherman in Michigan.

Beginning Thursday, watercraft users will be required to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Kevin Walters is an aquatic biologist with the Department of Environmental Quality. He says the DEQ recommends boaters take a 360 degree walk around their boats and trailers to remove anything that’s not supposed to be there.

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