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FWP Seeks Comment on Rules Aimed at Invasive Mussels


HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of spreading invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive species to other state waters.

Invasive mussel larvae were detected for the first time in Montana in October 2016 in Tiber Reservoir – and “suspect” detections turned up in Canyon Ferry Reservoir, the Missouri River below Toston Dam and the Milk River.

The discovery triggered a natural resource emergency in Montana and led to several recommended...

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