Diving Activity Can Spread Alien Aquatic
Species. Microscopic zebra mussel larvae
(veligers) and other small organisms can be
trapped and transported in nearly any piece
of diving or snorkeling equipment, including
buoyancy compensators and wetsuits.
dives in different water bodies, submerge
ALL equipment in hot tap water (110F or
greater for at least 10 minutes. (A cold
water rinse away from water bodies,
storm drains, and plumbing drains is the
less desirable second choice.)
bilge water, live wells, bait buckets and
waste upland after fishing.
and dispose of all live bait. Do not dump
leftover bait into any waterbody.
all weeds and other debris from down rigger
lines, nets and any other equipment.
tackle and equipment to dry for a 2 to 4
or soak them in hot water (at least 110F)
for at least 10 minutes.