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Saskatchewan : Province on alert for Zebra and Quagga Mussels in water system

Saskatchewan : Province on alert for Zebra and Quagga Mussels in water system

Saskatchewan : Province on alert for Zebra and Quagga Mussels in water system

This is going to look amazing to many people but it is true. Latest reports suggest that Zebra and Quagga Mussels have been recently discovered in Lake Winnipeg. Nonetheless, and thankfully so, Zebra and Quagga Mussels haven’t been able to contaminate the water resources including the Saskatchewan’s aquatic systems.

While talking about the development a very concerned looking Mr. Moe says, “Saskatchewan’s lakes and waterways have significant environmental, economic and recreational importance and aquatic invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels pose a serious threat. Proclaiming Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Saskatchewan will help inform and educate the public on this critical issue.”

While detailing the scenario he went on to add “By enhancing regulations we also strengthen the province’s ability to inspect and disinfect high-risk watercraft entering the province, helping to protect our fish populations and aquatic habitats.”

It is needless to say that the boat inspections and other prevention efforts – including the usage of mobile decontamination units if invasive mussels are found on watercraft. The main focus will be on the southeast region of Saskatchewan. The Manitoba-Saskatchewan will be a top priority for the province, given that invasive species have been found in Lake Winnipeg. Authorities will also focus on high-risk water bodies that host organized events, such as wakeboard competitions and fishing tournaments.

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