Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program

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Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Tom McMahon Invasive Species Coordinator Wildlife Management Division Habitat Branch. Aquatic Invasive Species. AIS {Invasive Mussel} Outreach. 2009 Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Text of Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program

Invasive Mussels in Arizona (and other AIS)

ArizonasAquatic Invasive Species Program

Tom McMahonInvasive Species Coordinator Wildlife Management DivisionHabitat Branch

Aquatic Invasive Species

AIS {Invasive Mussel} Outreach

2009 Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act

Aquatic Invasive Species Definition 2009 AIS Interdiction Act {HB 2157}Title 17, Chapter 2 - 17-255. Definition of AISAny aquatic species that is not native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction or presence in this State may cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. This does not include any non-indigenous species (e.g., rainbow trout, largemouth bass) lawfully or historically introduced into the State for sportfishing purposes

Established the Aquatic Invasive Spp Program - with certain powers, prohibitions, violations, and penalties.Based on Self-Certifications and Owner/Transporter Compliance. Directors Orders - DO1 = Establish an AIS List - DO2 = Establish an AIS Affected Waters List - DO3 = Establish Mandatory Conditions for Movement of Watercraft/Equipment from AIS Affected Waters.2009 Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters6

Established the Aquatic Invasive Spp Program - with certain powers, prohibitions, violations, and penalties.Based on Self-Certifications and Owner/Transporter Compliance. Directors Orders - DO1 = Establish an AIS List - DO2 = Establish an AIS Affected Waters List - DO3 = Establish Mandatory Conditions for Movement of Watercraft/Equipment from AIS Affected Waters.2009 Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters72010 AIS Directors Orders DO1 AIS SpeciesQuagga Mussel

Zebra Mussel DO2 AIS Affected Waters Lake Mead Lake Mohave

Lake Havasu Lake Pleasant DO3 Mandatory Conditions for MovementAquatic Invasive Species decontamination protocols to prevent spread of invasive mussels

1. Day Users {5 days of less in the water}2. Long Term or Moored Boats {>5 days}AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols DAY USERSDay use vessels, boats, watercraft or other contrivances have the potential to carry live larval invasive species to other uninfected bodies of water. To disinfect your boat, the following decontamination protocols shall be taken:

Remove any clinging material such as plants, animals and mud from anchor, boat, motor, and trailer; Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s); Dry boat and equipment. If using the boat again in less than five days from the previous use: Replace bilge drain plug and disinfect the bilge by pouring not less than one gallon of vinegar into the bilge. Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters9AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols DAY USERSDay use vessels, boats, watercraft or other contrivances have the potential to carry live larval invasive species to other uninfected bodies of water. To disinfect your boat, the following decontamination protocols shall be taken:

Remove any clinging material such as plants, animals and mud from anchor, boat, motor, and trailer; Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s); Dry boat and equipment. If using the boat again in less than five days from the previous use: Replace bilge drain plug and disinfect the bilge by pouring not less than one gallon of vinegar into the bilge. In other words..!!Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters10AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols DAY USERS

Clean, Drain, and Dry your Watercraft and Equipment

Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters11AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols LONG TERM USERS OR MOORED BOATS

Vessels, boats, watercraft or contrivances that have been moored in waters that are AIS affected (e.g., Quagga) for longer than five days will likely be heavily contaminated with larval mussels. Boats that have been moored longer than a few weeks or months will be heavily contaminated with attached adult mussels. Typically these boats are very large with many through hull fittings and internal equipment that resists even the most meticulous decontamination effort. Therefore, mandatory decontamination procedures for these vessels will include minimum dry {desiccation} periods.Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters12AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols LONG TERM USERS OR MOORED BOATS

Mandatory Procedures- Remove any clinging material {plants, animals, mud} from anchor, boat, motor, boat, equipment and trailer. - Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s).- Physically remove all attached mussels from boat surfaces, motors, impellers, outdrives, rudders and through hull fittings. Keep the boat out of the water and ensure all areas of the boat are dry including bilge, through hull fittings and engine for a minimum of 18 consecutive days during the months of November through April and 7 consecutive days from May through October. Where watercraft decon facilities exist, flush engine and cooling system and any other through hull fittings with hot water that exits at 140 degree Fahrenheit for 10 seconds.

Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters13AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols LONG TERM USERS OR MOORED BOATS

Mandatory Procedures- Remove any clinging material {plants, animals, mud} from anchor, boat, motor, boat, equipment and trailer. - Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s).- Physically remove all attached mussels from boat surfaces, motors, impellers, outdrives, rudders and through hull fittings. Keep the boat out of the water and ensure all areas of the boat are dry including bilge, through hull fittings and engine for a minimum of 18 consecutive days during the months of November through April and 7 consecutive days from May through October. Where watercraft decon facilities exist, flush engine and cooling system and any other through hull fittings with hot water that exits at 140 degree Fahrenheit for 10 seconds.

Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters14AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols LONG TERM USERS OR MOORED BOATS

Mandatory Procedures- Remove any clinging material {plants, animals, mud} from anchor, boat, motor, boat, equipment and trailer. - Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s).- Physically remove all attached mussels from boat surfaces, motors, impellers, outdrives, rudders and through hull fittings. Keep the boat out of the water and ensure all areas of the boat are dry including bilge, through hull fittings and engine for a minimum of 18 consecutive days during the months of November through April and 7 consecutive days from May through October. Where watercraft decon facilities exist, flush engine and cooling system and any other through hull fittings with hot water that exits at 140 degree Fahrenheit for 10 seconds.

Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters15AIS Directors OrdersDO3 Decon Protocols LONG TERM USERS OR MOORED BOATS

Mandatory Procedures- Remove any clinging material {plants, animals, mud} from anchor, boat, motor, boat, equipment and trailer. - Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain the water from the bilge, live-well and any other compartments that could hold water. Drain water from engine and engine cooling system(s).- Physically remove all attached mussels from boat surfaces, motors, impellers, outdrives, rudders and through hull fittings. Keep the boat out of the water and ensure all areas of the boat are dry including bilge, through hull fittings and engine for a minimum of 18 consecutive days during the months of November through April and 7 consecutive days from May through October. Where watercraft decon facilities exist, flush engine and cooling system and any other through hull fittings with hot water that exits at 140 degree Fahrenheit for 10 seconds.

Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters16AIS Mandatory Procedure forTransport

AIS Boat Inspection Report Self Inspection {completed by Owner and/or Transporter}

Must be completed and filed with AGFD AISP before longterm/moored watercraft is transported to another waterbody {or State}

If applicable, AGFD AISP will inform {via Fax} the route and destination State(s) and/or Federal partners. Mandatory conditions for movement of watercraft from AIS affected waters172011AIS Directors Orders

DO1 AIS SpeciesQuagga Mussel Zebra Mussel

Rusty Crayfish Red Claw Crayfish NZ Mudsnail Didymo; a.k.a rock snot Giant Salvinia*********************************************** DO2 AIS Affected Waters Lake Mead Lake Mohave Lake Havasu Lake Pleasant

LCR Lees Ferry LCR to Davis Dam LCR California side (PVID)***************************************************************