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ANS Awareness Builds As Water Opens


April 11, 2022

Simonson Photo

This stick, taken from the waters of the Sheyenne River on April 2, 2022, shows just how quickly and pervasively zebra mussels have infiltrated the watershed, having just been detected up river on Lake Ashtabula in 2019.

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) have become one of the biggest concerns facing the health of recreational fisheries throughout the country and throughout North Dakota. Whether it's the spread of zebra mussels introduced from far away waters in Europe and Asia into lakes throughout the upper Midwest, including those in the Roughrider state, or the invasive silver carp which leap from the water a...

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