Rules Finalized to Slow Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Boaters and anglers in South Dakota have new rules to follow that are intended to slow the spread of invasive species in waterways.
The Game Fish and Parks Commission finalized several changes that will soon take effect.
They require the removal of vegetation and aquatic invasive species from boats and boat trailers.
All drain plugs and related devices must be opened or removed from boats when being transported, though live wells can hold water while going from a boat ramp to an adjacent fish cleaning station.
Anglers won't be allowed to transport fish or aquatic bait in water obtained from a lake, river or stream, except when going to an adjacent fish cleaning station. They can transport fish and aquatic bait using domestic water resources or on ice.
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