Recreational Boating AIS Prevention Programs
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The extent and maturity of any AIS prevention program is contingent upon that capacity of that agency to support prevention and management activities. This category examines if the relevant management agency in each jurisdiction has sufficient capacity, including funding, personnel, and authority, to implement and manage recreational boating AIS prevention programs.
Status of Program Components by Jurisdiction
Click on a dot below to learn more about how a component is being implemented in a given jurisdiction or current barriers to implementation if that component is not in place.
Program component has been implemented in this jurisdiction
Program component has not yet been implemented in this jurisdiction
|Program Component||Indiana||Michigan||Minnesota||New York||Ohio||Ontario||Québec||Wisconsin|
|Pathway-specific dedicated time for program staff|
|Pathway-specific dedicated time for outreach staff|
|Pathway-specific dedicated time for law enforcement officers|
|Specific AIS training for law enforcement officers|
|Regulatory: A dedicated fund to support implementation and/or maintenance of a watercraft inspection/decontamination program is established through legal provisions|
|Regulatory: State-/province-managed boating access points can be closed and boating activities restricted if necessary to respond to an aquatic invasive species threat in that body of water|
|Regulatory: Penalties for violations of all relevant AIS prevention regulations are established|
Italicized program components are regulatory