Vessel Specific Decontamination Procedures
The California Department of Fish & Game produced a guide compiled specifically for boat owners and watercraft users. The guide contains general guidelines for all boaters and a basic checklist for inspecting and cleaning boats and recreational equipment for Quagga/Zebra mussels. There are also additional inspection and cleaning checklists for specific types of boats and equipment.
By taking the time to inspect and clean your boat, you can:
- Protect your boat, the aquatic environment, and the boating facilities you use (marinas, gas docks, piers).
- Keep waterways open for recreational boating and fishing.
- Prevent an economic disaster resulting in millions of dollars in damage to water transport facilities.
- Comply with state and federal laws regarding the spread of Quagga/Zebra mussels.
Protect your boat! Fight Quagga and Zebra Mussels: A Guide to Cleaning Boats (PDF 2.4 MB)
Zebra Mussel Druse
Zebra Mussels on Rock
Mussel on Monofilament