New WCA Member Discounts are Available! Click for more information

Aquatic Invasive Species Update – April 29, 2019

Posted on: April 30, 2019  |  

Please click below to read a recent bulletin from the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch of the Department of Sustainable Development.

BULLETIN-Aquatic Invasive Update-SD

A single Zebra Mussel veliger, the microscopic larval stage, was found in a sample taken near an Ontario boat launch on the NE side of Shoal Lake.  This was a one-time sampling event through a program run by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. The City of Winnipeg has been conducting annual sampling for Zebra Mussels for a number of decades now. No Zebra Mussels have been detected through their sampling efforts. This highlights an important message that while a Zebra Mussel veliger has been detected this does not yet indicate that they are established in the lake.

As the majority of Shoal Lake is in Ontario, the government of Ontario is the lead responsible authority. The government of Ontario is working collaboratively with Sustainable Development on possible next steps which could include monitoring to verify the presence of zebra mussels as well as exploring possible management options. Part of the response process will involve key partners and stakeholders.

As we approach the open water season, this is an opportune time to remind everyone that under Manitoba’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Regulation under The Water Protection Act, it is the law to undertake specific actions to be free of aquatic invasive species. This includes actions such as needing to remove AIS, and plants, and draining water from water craft and water related equipment before leaving the shore of a water body.

It is also a good time to let you know that set fines are in effect for offences under the AIS legislation. Officers can now issue tickets for non compliance. Fines range from $174 to $2542. For more information on AIS including laws and set fines, please visit our webpage at Manitoba.ca/StopAIS or call (toll-free) 1-87-STOP AIS-0 (1-877-867-2470).

All News Categories

TIS THE SEASON ❄️☀️ Any fat bikers out there? The Whiteshell is the perfect winter playground to explore on two wheels 🚲Blue Highway in all it's glory captured by Garrett Fache. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Free Park Entry for February! ☃️Get outside and have some winter fun in provincial parks, no vehicle permits required.News Release: bit.ly/3WKdhwS#ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
From Candace Parks (Manitoba’s Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist) – “Invasive mussels were found on moss balls imported to Quebec. There could be others in Canada, including Manitoba. Could you please repost this on your Facebook page to help spread the message and not the invasive mussels. Questions? Please contact Manitoba government’s Aquatic Invasive Species Unit at AIS@gov.mb.ca or call/ text 204-232-8683. Thank you!”Have a #MossBall in your aquarium? Some invasive mussels may be attached to it! Do your part to stop their spread by decontaminating your moss ball and aquarium properly. Learn more: ow.ly/MhsE50MEQ9e #DontLetItLoose ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
David Perron (Betula Lake Resort) – “Is there anyone interested in leasing the ice cream / hot food stand?.Equipment can be included. Currently has a licensed patio” ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Jason Lee: "Could you ask people for. recommendation on septic service company. the current company we use won't service ours because they feel the driveway is too steep (although in past years it was no issues for their old driver). Need to get it emptied asap as its extremely full so we can't go out till its emptied. " ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Recent Instagram Posts