Montana has some of the best native and wild fisheries in the world. Unfortunately, our fisheries are threatened when people illegally introduce unwanted fish species into our rivers, streams and lakes. Illegal fish introductions cause permanent and irreversible declines in fish, they spread diseases, and they ruin the genetics of local fish populations. Ultimately, illegal introductions increase management costs and reduce fishing opportunity.
As Montana anglers, we support stricter regulations, increased law enforcement, larger fines and penalties, and rewards for those who report illegal fish introductions.