Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Top Last Year’s Total For Found Mussels In Boats

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says, since the start of the boating season, they’ve already stopped more watercraft for suspected invasive mussel contamination than they did last year. In 2020, aquatic invasive species checkpoints conducted around 174,000 inspections and identified 35 vessels contaminated with zebra or quagga mussels. This year, they’ve already stopped 39 mussel-fouled…

Amtrak Service Returns To The Hi-Line

Watercraft inspectors in Montana have found aquatic mussels on 21 boats so far this year and officials expect a busy season trying to prevent the invasive organisms from fouling Montana waterways. Aquatic mussels have no natural predators and can clog water pipes and displace native species. All watercraft including non-motorized boats must be inspected when…

Aquatic Invasive Species Discovered By Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks watercraft inspection stations are beginning to open and have already intercepted boats carrying aquatic invasive species. As MTN News reports, Zebra Mussels can coat underwater surfaces like boats and docks causing physical and financial problems. In 2020 inspection stations intercepted a record 35 mussel fouled vessels. A study from a…