Aquatic Invasive Species

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Use this checklist in the OPEN-WATER SEASON to help stop the introduction and spread of AIS.

In Manitoba,

Note: if you are uncertain whether you have been in an aquatic invasive species invaded water body, it is recommended to decontaminate the watercraft and all water-related equipment before placing these items into a water body in Manitoba.

 

BEFORE ENTERING A WATER BODY, you need to...

Note: if returning to the same water body on the next trip, drying completely or decontamination is not required.

To decontaminate watercraft and water-related equipment you can:

 

AFTER EXITING A WATER BODY and at the shore, you need to...

Reminder: all water-related equipment must be dried completely or decontaminated before it is placed into another water body.

Note: if returning to the same water body on the next trip, drying completely or decontamination is not required.

 

WHEN LEAVING AN AIS CONTROL ZONE, in addition to the exiting steps above, you need to...

Restricted Access Conditions for Lake Manitoba and Assean Lake:
Due to the detection of zebra mussels in these water bodies individuals using Lake Manitoba and Assean Lake can only do so if they DECONTAMINATE watercraft and water related equipment before the items are placed into another water body. For more information, click here.

 

Note: if returning to the same water body or control zone on the next trip, decontamination is not required.

To decontaminate watercraft and water-related equipment you can:

SET FINES FOR AIS OFFENCES ARE IN EFFECT YEAR-ROUND AND RANGE FROM $174 TO $2,542 (FOR INDIVIDUALS).


PROTECT MANITOBA’S WATER BODIES FROM AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS).  BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND DO YOUR PART - EVERY TIME!