Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Aquatic Invasive Species Seminars

The California Department of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission's Boating Clean & Green Program, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of California ANR/Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant Extension Program invite you to participate in our FREE Invasive Aquatic Species (AIS) Prevention Workshop.

Boaters; fishermen; state and local officials; and marina, port and yacht club operators and the general public.

AIS, like Quagga and zebra mussels, pose a serious threat to water delivery systems, hydroelectric facilities, agriculture, recreational boating and fishing and the ecosystem. Recreational vessels are one of the transporters of these species into uninfested waterways. Therefore, it is important for boaters and boating facility operators to learn how to inspect watercraft and fishing gear to prevent the spread of invasive species into California’s waterways.

  • Protect the quality of recreation and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Identify saltwater and freshwater AIS, including Quagga and zebra mussels.
  • Understand their economic costs and operational impacts.
  • Learn how watercraft and fishing gear inspections can reduce the spread of AIS.


Marina Del Rey
Date:                     Thursday, June 13 (Register by June 10)
Time:                    8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location:             Marina Venice Yacht Club
                        (located in the Marina City Club, West Tower G-2 level:
                        4333 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292)
Parking:               Free parking available at the facility
Lunch:                   Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch

You must register to attend For registration please contact Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or email

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