Updated Aquatic Invasive Species Transport Law in Vermont – Act 67

As of June 8, 2017, the Vermont Legislature enacted new legislation regarding aquatic nuisance control. Act 67 adds
four animals to the species list of which transport is restricted, and requires boat operators to visually inspect
their own vessels and remove drain plugs while transporting a vessel.

While the transport of ANY aquatic plant or plant parts, as well as zebra and quagga mussels, is still prohibited, it is now also prohibited to transport the following species:
❖ Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea)
❖ Fishhook waterflea (Cercopagis pengoi)
❖ Rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)
❖ Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus)
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To read the entire Legislative Act, click here