- When entering or leaving a water body access area, ensure all items are free of zebra mussels, aquatic plants, and other AIS.
- Always clean, drain, dry all items when moving them from one water body to another.
- Remove drain plugs when transporting your watercraft overland.
- Dump water from buckets, pails, etc. away from the water, and then dry the items.
- Water from float plane pontoons/floats must be collected in a container and dumped where it cannot drain back into the water. It cannot be pumped out directly into a water body.
- If you see or suspect you see any aquatic invasive species, you must report it online or call 204-945-7787 in Winnipeg or toll free 1-877-867-2470
Leaving a Control Zone
When leaving a control zone, an area in which aquatic invasive species have been found or are expected to spread, in addition to the above, you must do the following:
- dispose of bait in the trash prior to leaving a control zone area
- decontaminate all items before they are placed into a different water body
- at a Watercraft Inspection Station, or
- on your own (see below)
Not complying with the above may result in fines.
For detailed information on how to decontaminate items, go to: http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/stopais/help/step.html
To see a map of the control zones: http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/stopais/help/control_zone.html
AIS laws may from differ from province to province, and in the United States. If you're taking watercraft across borders, check here for regulations in the area you're visiting: http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/stopais/legislation_can.html