Mussels with wings; the new front in the battle against invasive species

April 24, 2015 –

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – The defensive war on invasive mussels hitching a ride into British Columbia’s lakes and rivers via recreational boats has just begun but there’s already talk of opening up a new front — float planes.

While recreational boats and commercial boat haulers are the primary target of the recently launched Don’t Move A Mussel educational program, some in the water protection sector are sounding the alarm about a possible airborne attack from freshwater quagga and zebra mussels.

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