Anyone launching a boat in New York waters are reminded to clean, drain, and dry boats and trailers, and disinfect fishing gear before launching to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
Starting Friday, May 27th, watercraft inspection stewards, AKA boat stewards, will be stationed at more than 225 boat launches throughout the state to educate and assist the public in cleaning their equipment. Identified by their blue vests, boat stewards can provide a refresher on how to inspect boats and gear and offer information about AIS in New York. [Read more…] about Launching Your Boat? Make Sure Its Clean, Drained, and Dry