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Clean. Drain. Dry.

Two boats on prairie lake with people in them fishing
 

Aquatic Nuisance Species

Aquatic Nuisance Species

are

nonindigenous

aquatic plants or animals

that

cause harm to native and desirable species

or

have a negative effect on aquatic habitats, the environment,
or the economy of the state.

ANS News


Protect North Dakota Waters from Aquatic Nuisance Species


Two kids holding up fish they caught while boating
Boater removing weeds from under boat on trailer

Clean.

Remove all plants, animals and mud from all equipment.

Drain.

Empty water from baitwells, bilges, motors and other equipment.

Water coming out of open boat plug
Hunter putting duck decoys into the water

Dry.

Dry equipment before using in a different water body.

Every Time.

Boat being drained on ramp above painted words Clean, Drain, Dry
Duck decoy in water with weeds around and hunter standing in the background

ANS Regulations and Reporting

Person removing vegetation from boat trailer

Learn North Dakota's ANS
rules and regulations.

Regulations

Silver carp jumping from water

Discover what species are classified
as ANS in North Dakota.

Species

Zebra mussel coating boat dock post

Report ANS
sightings.

Report


North Dakota High Risk Waters

The following aquatic nuisance species are known to be in at least one water body within North Dakota:

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