The Invasive Species Centre is seeking your support with efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species through overland watercraft hauling

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Mar 14, 2023

Aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels are an ecological and economic threat to lakes and water bodies in Canada. Following Clean, Drain, Dry procedures for watercraft and recreational equipment are simple steps that everyone can do to ensure compliance and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. In most provinces, commercial haulers of watercrafts are responsible for ensuring watercraft and trailers are cleaned of invasive species and can be found liable even if they are not the equipment owners.

Zebra and quagga musselszebra mussels 400 can cause damage to docks, breakwalls, buoys, boats, and beaches, as well as several types of industrial facilities.

If you are a commercial watercraft hauler or have professional connections with commercial watercraft haulers, you can play an essential role in raising awareness about the importance of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Invasive Species Centre has compiled a kit of resource materials (brochure, bumper sticker and website) for your industry partners and contacts.

Email info@invasivespeciescentre.ca with your mailing address if you are willing to receive a free resource kit of printed brochures and bumper stickers for either your colleagues or Commercial Haulers and watercraft dealers you interact with professionally.

Preview the brochure and bumper stickers

There is no cost to you – we are providing these printed resources as a public service to raise awareness about the regulations and to help protect Canadian waters from aquatic invasive species. We can discuss customizing the kit size to suit your needs. Additional copies can also be printed at your convenience from here.

We look forward to supporting you in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

Visit our website for more information

The Invasive Species Centre is a not-for-profit organization that connects stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. 

With support from The Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


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