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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Aquatic invasive species control a focal point for DNR heading into Minnesota’s open-water fishing season

There are 800 to 1,000 watercraft inspectors in Minnesota, and most of them aren’t employees of the Minnesota DNR, but rather work through partnership with the agency. The DNR has about 92 inspectors and it’s split in half between level one and level two inspectors. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

With the Minnesota fishing opener less than a month away, control of the spread of aquatic invasive species is a top priority for the Minnesota DNR. The DNR has long made AIS a central focus, with changes to state laws and efforts to educate anglers and other water recreation enthusiasts.
According to Adam Doll, DNR invasive species prevention consultant, the DNR’s Invasive Species Program traces its origins to the mid-1980s. Since then, it has evolved and changed.

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