Fishing Forum
Skip to Content

Fishing Forum > Montana Fishing Forum : Montana Fishing News >

FWP Seeks Public Comment On Required...

fishing fishing
Report Post | Register to Reply
FWP Seeks Public Comment On Required Aquatic Invasive Species Vessel Inspections
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a new rule that would require vessels launched on Montana waters to be inspected at designated aquatic invasive species inspection stations.

Personnel at FWP operated inspection stations would search the exterior of the vessel, livewells, bait buckets, bilge areas and trailers. If invasive species are found on a vessel, state officials will decontaminate it. The vessel must then pass a second inspection before it is launched on state waters.

Three public hearings on the proposed new rule will be held beginning at 6 p.m.

May 19 FWP Region 1 office 490 North Meridian Road Kalispell

May 23 FWP Region 5 office 2300 Lake Elmo Dr. Billings

May 23 FWP Headquarters 1420 East 6th Ave. Helena

FWP has performed watercraft inspections since 2004.

Comments on the proposed rule must be received by May 27 by email to:, or in writing to: FWP Exotics, Fisheries, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

To learn more about aquatic invasive species go to the FWP website at and click on the Montana Fishing Guide.

Media Contact

Diane Tipton, 406-444-3079, or visit the FWP website at

Copyright © 1996-2015 First Light Net All rights reserved.
Duplication in whole or in part of this Web site without express written consent is prohibited.
First Light Net, a trademark of Predatorial Advertising Associates, L.L.C.
SEO By Infront Webworks - Colorado Springs, Co