Control zones are areas in which zebra mussels or other aquatic invasive species have been found or are expected to spread.
When you leave a control zone, you must clean, drain, dry AND
- dispose of bait in the trash
- decontaminate all items before they are placed into a different water body
Aircraft cannot be moored in the Central Control Zone for longer than 12 hours unless the aircraft's floats or pontoons are treated with anti-fouling paint maintained in good condition. The antifouling paint used must be approved by Health Canada. For more information, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/index-eng.php.
There are four control zones in Manitoba.
1. Central Control Zone includes:
- the portion of the Red River from the United States border to its entry into Lake Winnipeg
- Lake Winnipeg
- the Nelson River from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay, including all lakes through which the Nelson River passes
2. Whiteshell Control Zone includes:
- Betula Lake
- Jessica Lake
- White Lake
- the downstream portion of Whiteshell River from Jessica Lake to Winnipeg River
3. Buffalo Bay Control Zone includes:
- the portion of Buffalo Bay in the Lake of the Woods located within Manitoba
4. Winnipeg River Control Zone includes:
- portions of the Winnipeg River from the Ontario border to its entry into Lake Winnipeg
- all the lakes through which the Winnipeg River passes