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Do your part to help prevent the spread of nuisance species.

  • Inspect your vessel, trailer, and equipment (motor, anchors, centerboards, rollers, axles) and remove any plants and animals.
  • Discard unused bait in the trash or leave it with someone fishing in the same body of water.
  • Drain water from the motor, live well, bilge, and transom wells at the ramp or access before leaving any waterway.
  • Rinse your vessel and equipment with tap water (preferably hot) or at a car wash.
  • Dry your vessel and equipment in the sun for at least 5 days.
  • Learn how to identify aquatic nuisance species.

Report Aquatic Nuisance Species

Report sightings of aquatic nuisance species to:

  • The Department of Fish & Wildlife at 1-802-241-3700
  • The Department of Environmental Conservation at 1-802-241-3777