Mussels action sought

Vernon Morning Star – October 19, 2014

Vernon’s mayor has taken the fight over invasive mussels right to a senior federal official.

Rob Sawatzky met recently with Gail Shea, fisheries and oceans minister, and topping the agenda is the damage quagga and zebra mussels could cause if they arrive in Okanagan lakes.

“I was clear in expressing the urgency and priority of the need for a federal and provincial preventive surveillance response to the most important issues of the invasive mussels risk,” he said.

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