Boat carrying zebra mussels halted in Wibaux

Boat carrying zebra mussels halted in Wibaux

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Great Falls Tribune
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A boat carrying zebra mussels was intercepted Thursday by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Wibaux watercraft inspection station, officials said.

 The owner bought the used boat and was transporting it to Alberta, Canada. The last launch of the boat was in Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin, officials said.

Mussels were found on the outboard motor. Inspectors washed the outside of the boat but were unable to do a complete decontamination. The boat has been locked and will not launch in Montana, state officials said.