Report Shows Northwest Watercraft Inspections In 2020 Intercepted 107 Mussel-Fouled Boats, Up From 2019

April 30th, 2021

A draft report by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission shows that funding for watercraft inspection stations in the four Northwest states in 2020 remained nearly the same as levels spent in 2019. However, interceptions of small watercraft infested with zebra or quagga mussels at the states’ borders rose by 15 percent.

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Managing Lake Pend Oreille Fisheries: 240,000 Non-Native Lake Trout Removed Since 2006, Walleye Now Targeted

April 9th, 2021

On the heels of a successful and significant reduction of lake trout in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho is now using some of the same methods – gillnetting and an angler rewards program – it used to fight lake trout in a new effort to reduce the population of invasive walleye in the lake.

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found In Pet Stores In 21 States, Including Northwest: ‘This Was Not A Pathway We’d Been Aware Of Until Now’

March 11th, 2021

A citizen’s report of an invasive zebra mussel found in an aquarium moss package found in a pet store prompted a U.S. Geological Survey expert on invasive aquatic species to trigger nationwide alerts last week that have led to the discovery of the destructive shellfish in pet stores in at least 21 states from Alaska and the Northwest to Florida.

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