Support the regulations and personnel fighting illegal fish introductions.
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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.
At A Glance
This is a program designed to protect Montana’s world-renowned rivers and cold water fisheries from invasive species. The three steps of Clean, Drain, Dry greatly minimizes the risk of spreading Aquatic Invasive Species into new locations. Find out what you can do, where the inspection stations are, and more information on the certified boater program.
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