12 boats with invasive mussels discovered at Montana check stations so far

12 boats with invasive mussels discovered at Montana check stations so far

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Montana Standard
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With summer half over, more than 50,000 watercraft have been inspected at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state.

“The wet spring delayed a lot of boating activity, but boaters are enjoying the water now that hot and dry weather is here,” said Thomas Woolf, FWP’s AIS bureau chief. “Get out on the water and have fun, but remember to stop at any open watercraft inspection station that you encounter in your travels.”

To date, 12 boats with invasive mussels have been intercepted in Montana. Most recently, three boats with mussels were found at the Anaconda inspection station July 18, FWP said in a news release.