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Hydrilla on motor

Wisconsin has laws designed to prevent the spread of harmful invasive species.

  • Immediately after removing a vehicle, boat, trailer, or equipment from the water, and before leaving the launch area, boaters must:
    • Remove all attached aquatic plants and animals and…
    • Drain all water from the vehicle, boat, trailer, or equipment, including water in any motor, tank, or other container.
  • If a boat, trailer, or equipment has an aquatic plant or aquatic animal attached, then a boater may not:
    • Launch or place the boat, trailer, or equipment on any Wisconsin waters or…
    • Transport the vehicle, boat, trailer, or equipment on any public highways.
  • Before transporting a vehicle, boat, trailer, or equipment from another state to Wisconsin waters, boaters must:
    • Remove all attached aquatic plants and animals and…
    • Drain all water from the vehicle, boat, trailer, or equipment, including water in any motor, tank, or other container.
  • No one may use a prohibited fish invasive species or prohibited crayfish invasive species as bait.