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KINGFISHER BOATS AND GA CHECKPOINT SUPPORT INVASIVE MUSSEL DEFENCE PROGRAM

KINGFISHER BOATS AND GA CHECKPOINT SUPPORT INVASIVE MUSSEL DEFENCE PROGRAM

KingFisher Boats and GA Checkpoint are proud supporters of the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCOS), Invasive Mussel Defence Program. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) training, led by inspector Canuel, trains the inspection crew who monitor key border crossings across the province of British Columbia to confirm infected vessels do not make their way into B.C. waterways.

KingFisher Boats dealer GA Checkpoint provided multiple vessels for inspectors to master the Clean, Drain, Dry method.

About the Invasive Mussel Defence Program 

The B.C. Invasive Mussel Defence program’s goal is to prevent the introduction of zebra and quagga mussels into B.C. The program’s prevention efforts are focused on inspecting boats, monitoring lakes, educating the public and coordinating actions with neighbouring jurisdictions. Quagga mussels and zebra mussels are not native to North America and pose a serious threat to B.C.’s aquatic ecosystems, salmon populations, hydro power stations and other infrastructure facilities.

To learn more about invasive mussels visit the Government of BC webpage, Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels.

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