Aquatic Invasive Mussels

Res #: 47-16A
Number: 47
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS mussels are an aquatic invasive species of fresh water bodies and have major economic impacts on the economy; and waters that are infested with them to the east and south of Saskatchewan borders are virtually impossible to eradicate; and

WHEREAS early prevention of having Saskatchewan waters infested with mussels will be more economical than trying to deal with  infestations; and 

WHEREAS the most likely way for Saskatchewan to become infested is by boats coming from infested waters;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to establish check points on all border crossings on the Saskatchewan east and south borders and have infested boats decontaminated before entering Saskatchewan.

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