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Montana establishes the following regulations with respect to AIS:

  • When transporting watercraft within Montana:
    • Stop at all open watercraft inspections.
    • When traveling west across the Continental Divide or into the Flathead River Basin, watercraft must be inspected before launching. Boats with ballast tanks or bladders must obtain a decontamination.
  • When transporting watercraft into Montana:
    • Watercraft must be inspected before launching.
    • Non-resident boats launching on Montana waters will be charged an AIS Prevention Pass fee. Go to www.fwp.mt.gov for more information.
    • Boats with ballast tanks or bladders must obtain a decontamination.
  • It is unlawful to move live fish, aquatic invertebrates, or plants from one body of water to another without FWP authorization. It is unlawful to release live aquarium or baitfish.
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