Protect Your Waters
Prevent the transport of Zebra Mussels, Eurasian Watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species (AIS).
Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Minnesota waters are threatened by aquatic invasive species. It is illegal to transport any aquatic plants, zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnails or other prohibited invasive species, or to launch a boat or trailer with these species attached.
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What you should do
Programs, grants and reports
Guide to Aquatic Invasives
Invasive Asian carp, large, plankton-feeding fish moving northward in the Mississippi River, pose a threat to Minnesota’s rivers and lakes.
Training and permits
Laws and regulations
Minnesota has several state laws intended to minimize the introduction and spread of invasive species of wild animal and aquatic plants in the state.
Note: Rules decal no longer required on watercraft.
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and educate others
To request a free copy of the documentary program, Aquatic Invasive Species: Minnesota Waters at Risk.