BC begins mussel inspections

Castanet – September 5, 2014

The provincial government recently announced they have stepped up inspection enforcement of boats possibly containing either zebra or quagga mussels.

Authorities implemented a pilot inspection station earlier this month where they examined 132 boats and found no evidence of the invasive species. They also stopped and inspected 11 watercraft in Victoria and found nothing there either. These competition sailboats had traveled from mussel-infested Lake Ontario and were inspected at the Victoria Yacht Club.

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