Invasive Mussel Defence Program ramping up for another year
For the first time, the Government of British Columbia is ensuring there will be dedicated, significant annual funding for B.C.'s Invasive Mussel Defence Program, to help protect the province’s waterways from the environmental, economic and social impacts these invasive species can have.
Kilo the mussel-sniffing dog has inspected over 900 vessels over the past year, protecting BC's coast from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. These species pose a serious threat to our vital local fisheries, coastal biomes, and tourism sector. Kilo will be joined by K9 Major in 2019 - the BC Conservation Officer Service's second canine officer.
Learn more: news.gov.bc.ca/17098