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ANS prevention important in winter too

North Dakota ice anglers are reminded that regulations designed to reduce the spread of aquatic nuisance species also apply in winter, and law enforcement officials will continue their efforts to ensure compliance.

It’s important to reiterate that only legal live bait can be transported in water in a container up to five gallons. Neither game nor nongame species can be transported in water, although a daily catch can be packed in snow.

Other simple methods to prevent winter ANS introductions are:

* Do not use illegally imported baits.

* Do not empty a bait bucket into any body of water.

* Do not drop plant fragments into the water.

* Dispose any unused bait into the trash.

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