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Clean Angling News
April 2013
Please look for a full issue on the Clean Angling News in May! Here is our abbreviated April News.
Previously Posted on Facebook
We review news stories on a daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we find them. However, we know that many of you are not using Facebook so here are the links we posted during October on our Facebook pages.

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California is offering free classes for boat owners to learn how to avoid spreading invasives.

Idaho boaters are reminded that they must purchase an invasive species sticker.

Minnesota is considering a boat sticker fee program. Is this a good idea or another tax on boaters?

Anglers traveling to Wyoming with their boats will likely be inspected as part of a vastly expanded boat check effort in 2013.

Utah has implemented a "Mandatory Kill" rule on northern pike, smallmouth bass and walleye on the Green River below Flaming Gorge

On our Invasive Species Action Network Facebook page we post all types of invasive species news including stories about all types of invaders, policy issues and other items of interest.

Costs for fighting invasive species are huge and growing. Here is a good look at some of the costs

Aquarists and water gardeners in Canada are being urged to "Keep. Care. Be Aware."

Many states ban the transport of "live" mussels but there is a lot of trouble determining what is "live"

Florida battles snails "which can grow as big as a rat and gnaw through stucco and plaster."

Bamboo is a serious invader that most people are unaware of. However, it can really cause problems.

New Hampshire officials have announced the first discovery of Emerald Ash Borers in the state. This is cause for concern.<

The "ALL Pet News" takes a thoughtful look at the ethics of killing invasive species.

For the first time, non-native live fish have been found on Japanese tsunami debris!

If scientists become able to revive extinct species through processes related to cloning (think Jurassic Park), do we risk some of these species becoming serious invaders?

Montana has noted their successes in their effort to eliminate Eurasian watermilfoil from Noxon Reservoir

Restoration of a native species is often the desired outcome when we remove non-natives. Unfortunately, entrenched interests will often oppose the restoration of a native.

April 2013

A massive apology this month as I can only send out an abbreviated issue of the Clean Angling News. April has been far too busy and I have not had time to keep up to date on all of the invasive species news in the country. We are offering the full listing of stories we featured on our Facebook pages and below I am including two of our most visited and requested links.

Status of US Felt Restrictions

What I Think I Learned at the International Didymo Conference.

May should see things back to normal so look for a full issue of the News at the end of the month.

As always, we are interested in any invasive species story you know of so be sure to get in touch if you have a story to tell.

Bob Wiltshire
Executive Director ISAN

The Clean Angling News is published monthly by the Invasive Species Action Network. Please send comments, questions and complaints to newsletter@stopans.org.

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