Fight against invasive mussels in B.C. strengthened with funding of new inspection stations

March 30, 2016 –

New permanent inspection stations will help in the battle to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. waters.

A $2-million injection to the province’s invasive mussel defence program was announced today, March 30. The money will be used to install eight permanent mussel inspection stations located at major entry ports along B.C.’s borders.

Okanagan Basin Water Board chair Doug Findlater said his organization is “ecstatic” at the news, although he has some concerns about long term funding. “This is a massive scale up and we’re very happy although there is still some questions. It’s not clear if this is annual funding although we are very glad the province is taking this seriously.”

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