Since we're facing incredibly costly invasive species risks does Alberta have to think about measures to prevent their spread among our bodies of water? So, should anyone with a boat have to restrict its use to a pre-assigned water body.
i.e. if you have a cabin on pigeon lake, your boat has to stay there. If you have a boat in a city or town you have to get a lake specific license to use it only in that one water body in that season. If you want to move it somewhere else mid season you need to get it cleaned and 'treated'.
More on costs in general...Mussels close in on Alberta irrigation districts
Posted Nov. 17th, 2016 by Barb Glen
“If it does get into the upper St. Mary’s or gets into the upper Milk River … it’s a game changer. (There’s no) stopping it from getting into all the irrigation systems and water treatment plants basically from Cardston east to Medicine Hat.”
Alberta government estimates show invasive mussels could cost the province $75 million in damages annually. The irrigation industry alone could see $8 million in annual costs to combat the mussels.