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Inflatable Kayaks - Aquatic Invasive Species inspections


We had been thinking about doing a little kayaking in our Sea Eagle this weekend on the Lake Mohave reservoir (Part of Lake Mead National Rec Area) and with a little research I found that all vessels, including inflatable kayaks, needed a decal showing that it has been inspected for AIS.  The closest inspection station was about 2 hours away and therefore, not really feasible.  You can also apply online and they will mail you the decal, but who knows how long that would take when deal with government red tape?

We've found more and more states in the Western US requiring this and I was wondering how the rest of you with the inflatables are dealing with these required inspections?  We don't plan our kayaking adventures ahead of time, usually it's something we think about during the week as the weekend approaches and we plan our activities for the upcoming weekend.  It used to be that the inspections weren't required for inflatables or for kayaks but we're finding more and more states requiring this, including Idaho and Nevada.

How are the rest of you working through the various requirements of all the different states? 

 



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We could not use ours in Oregon with out getting a Fishing License. It is some how tied into the invasive species inspection, even for inflatable Kayaks! We would have had to purchase an out of state license because we are not residents. We sold ours!


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We don't really want to sell ours, but we also don't want to have to obtain a boat license / permit that has to be renewed annually in each state.

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Unfortunately that is the exact reason why they are now requiring it..........one must look at the devastation that occurs due to lack of education and sometimes just total disrespect for the enviroment.....the permits are there for education purposes and of course a little revenue to clean up and enforce for the ones who are the reason the laws came about in the first place......


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jjhoyle wrote:

We could not use ours in Oregon with out getting a Fishing License. It is some how tied into the invasive species inspection, even for inflatable Kayaks! We would have had to purchase an out of state license because we are not residents. We sold ours!


I think your very mistaken on this issue. Nothing to do with fishing licence at all

 Non-Motorized Boats (Paddlecraft) AND Motorized Boats

  • Manually powered boats (paddle boards (SUPs), rafts, drift boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.)  10 feet long and longer will need to carry one permit per boat when in use.
  • Permits are transferrable to other manually-powered craft.
  • Non-Motorized Boat permits are available as either a one-year or two-year Tyvek permit. The one-year permit expires on December 31 of the year issued and the two-year permit expires on December 31 of the second year issued.

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/invasive_species/quagga_zebra_mussel.asp

 



-- Edited by ticat900 on Monday 9th of November 2015 04:31:46 PM

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Sorry if I sound a little dumb, but this caught our attention as Kayaking/fishing/rafting is a very important part of our future. I'm a little confused on this decal issue. I've seen inspection officers set up for boats coming out of the waters when we were travelling in September around Washington, Oregon, California inspecting boats before they went into the relevant lakes, also in Alberta at Lake McGregor in May. However, how can they issue a sticker which I'm assuming implies a vessel is all clear of invasive species online without a visual inspection, and how does that cover someone for a year or two when they are entering and exiting various waterways.

Again apologies if I sound a little ignorant but with water activities being a huge feature in our hobbies we are a little concerned, also is there a charge etc for each and every individual state? With non-resident fishing licenses in many states and provinces being so ridiculously expensive, an added cost on this as well might mean our plans/interests need to radically change.

What is the implications of not having this as a non-resident?

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if you are using that particular states waterways their state laws apply even if you are a none resident.......in the state of NH you are required to have a water safety certificate and if it is motorized elect / fuel you are required to have a Lic. or coast guard Cert...................


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Someday wrote:

Sorry if I sound a little dumb, but this caught our attention as Kayaking/fishing/rafting is a very important part of our future. I'm a little confused on this decal issue. I've seen inspection officers set up for boats coming out of the waters when we were travelling in September around Washington, Oregon, California inspecting boats before they went into the relevant lakes, also in Alberta at Lake McGregor in May. However, how can they issue a sticker which I'm assuming implies a vessel is all clear of invasive species online without a visual inspection, and how does that cover someone for a year or two when they are entering and exiting various waterways.

Again apologies if I sound a little ignorant but with water activities being a huge feature in our hobbies we are a little concerned, also is there a charge etc for each and every individual state? With non-resident fishing licenses in many states and provinces being so ridiculously expensive, an added cost on this as well might mean our plans/interests need to radically change.

What is the implications of not having this as a non-resident?

SD


good question for sure.In BC Canada if your from out of province or country you have to have a proof that you went through a provincial  evasive species check station as you enter the province 

iam not sure what Oregon proves by simply selling you a permit? as like who actually inspects the water craft?



-- Edited by ticat900 on Monday 9th of November 2015 04:31:30 PM

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I understand the rationale behind requiring an inspection due to the mussels and other species that have wrecked havoc on the waterways. My frustration is how difficult some of the states seem to make this process and the fact that every state seems to have different requirements and fees.

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NWescapee wrote:

I understand the rationale behind requiring an inspection due to the mussels and other species that have wrecked havoc on the waterways. My frustration is how difficult some of the states seem to make this process and the fact that every state seems to have different requirements and fees.


yes I see your point and its crazy .It really  needs to be handled federally but the US federal government screws things up so bad how could you trust them?

you really cant at all. when I see the tax rates you pay and the everyday waste of tax money iam sure it must be  very frustrating 



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