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The Laws and Regulations on Aquatic Invasive Species differ from state to state and can either be mandatory or voluntary. Either way, knowing the law in your state can help to better prevent the spread of invasive species in your area. The goal of the Protect The West campaign is to educate boaters, anglers, and everyone else on the importance of protecting our states. Click on the map above to see your state’s AIS laws and regulations!


Aquatic Invasive Species are detrimental to our environment and can spread quickly and drive out our own native plants as well as our wildlife. These invasive plants and animals spread into bodies of water in which they have been introduced accidentally. You can help stop the spread by following your state’s AIS laws and regulations.