Prevention is Best Defense Against Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) continue to be a concern for Manitobans as boaters and anglers travel from affected areas to lakes and rivers. Last week the Province shared a media release reminding boaters, anglers and other water-body users to remain vigilant as the open-water season ends. Properly inspecting all watercraft and all water-related equipment is important in the fight against AIS.
‘The province is actively working to stop the further spread of highly invasive species such as zebra mussels, but visible adult zebra mussels continue to be found on watercraft reporting to provincial watercraft inspection stations across Manitoba,’ states the Province.
Nolan Sawatzky is the Manager of Conservation Stewardship with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. He encourages all Manitobans to do their due diligence in helping to stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species, such as the zebra mussels.