An invasive species is an organism not native to a region that when introduced may out-compete native species for available resources such as food and space. They have negative economic, social, environmental and human health implications.
An AIS can either live in freshwater or marine environments. The majority of the species of concern to Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, such as Zebra Mussels, Spiny Waterflea, Rusty Crayfish, Quagga Mussels and Asian Carp are freshwater species.
Designated AIS List in Manitoba
The legislation applies to everyone who uses a water body across the province from the general public to commercial operators.
Watercraft Regulations (eg. Canoes, Sailboats, Jet Skis, Power Boats, Paddle boards)
Water-Related Equipment Regulations (eg. PFD's, paddles, throw bags, trailers, anchors)
Manitoba AIS Open Water Checklist
It is your responsibility to know if you are traveling to and from control Zones. When renting watercraft equipment at Wilderness Supply, you will be asked where you intend on traveling to.
For a comprehensive Guide to all the information regarding AIS in Manitoba and Ontario, please refer to:
Ontario AIS Information / Ontario AIS Complete Invasive Species Act