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Watercraft Inspection Data

Inspection stations are located along the B.C.-Alberta border, and the B.C.-United States border (see map below). A total of 32 provincial inspectors are operating out of these locations. The inspection stations are running 7 days a week from April 1st to September (Dawson Creek and Valemount) or October (remaining locations).

As of September 27th 2016 just over 24,100 watercraft have been inspected and the inspection crews have interacted with approximately 48,500 people to promote the message of Clean, Drain, Dry and Aquatic Invasive Species. Of the total watercraft inspected 673 have been identified as coming from a high risk province or state. Of the total watercraft inspected 17 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels and 14 of these watercraft were coming from Ontario, 1 from Manitoba, 1 from Michigan, and 1 from Nevada.
A total of 90 decontamination orders have been issued of which 68 had quarantine periods to meet the 30 day required drying time. A total of 46 tickets and 36 warnings have been issued to motorists for failing to stop at a watercraft inspection station. To date a total of 400 people without boats have voluntarily stopped at the watercraft inspection stations to get more information about Invasive Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.

As of July 27th 2016 just over 12,900 watercraft have been inspected and the inspection crews have interacted with approximately 25,900 people to promote the message of Clean, Drain, Dry and Aquatic Invasive Species. Of the total watercraft inspected 439 have been identified as coming from a high risk province or state. Of the total watercraft inspected 9 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels and all 9 of these watercraft were coming from Ontario.
A total of 67 decontamination orders have been issued of which 50 had quarantine periods to meet the 30 day required drying time. A total of 36 tickets and 27 warnings have been issued to motorists for failing to stop at a watercraft inspection station. To date a total of 235 people without boats have voluntarily stopped at the watercraft inspection stations to get more information about Invasive Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.

As of July 13th 2016 just over 9,500 watercraft have been inspected and the inspection crews have interacted with approximately 17,900 people to promote the message of Clean, Drain, Dry and Aquatic Invasive Species. Of the total watercraft inspected 344 have been identified as coming from a high risk province or state. Of the total watercraft inspected 9 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels and all 9 of these watercraft were coming from Ontario.
A total of 55 decontamination orders have been issued of which 45 had quarantine periods to meet the 30 day required drying time. A total of 29 tickets and 22 warnings have been issued to motorists for failing to stop at a watercraft inspection station. To date a total of 188 people without boats have voluntarily stopped at the watercraft inspection stations to get more information about Invasive Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.

Canada Day Long Weekend: Between Thursday June 30th and Sunday July 3rd a total of 1,400 watercraft were inspected across all stations indicating the start of the busy summer boating season (Please note these 1,400 watercraft are included in the above total of 9,500 watercraft).

As of June 27th 2016 just over 6,100 watercraft have been inspected of which 240 watercraft were identified as coming from a high risk province or state. Of the total watercraft inspected 8 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels. To date the Provincial Inspectors have interacted with approximately 10,000 people to promote the message of Clean, Drain, Dry and raise awareness about invasive zebra and quagga mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.

As of June 1st 2016 just over 3,200 watercraft have been inspected of which 124 watercraft were identified as coming from a high risk province or state. Of the total watercraft inspected 6 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels. To date the Provincial Inspectors have interacted with approximately 5,500 people to promote the message of Clean, Drain, Dry and raise awareness about invasive zebra and quagga mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.

As of April 28th 2016 a total of 891 watercraft have been inspected and the crews have interacted with approximately 1,500 people to promote Clean, Drain, Dry. Of the total watercraft inspected 53 were identified as coming from a zebra/quagga mussel infested province or state and 7 watercraft have been issued Decontamination Orders, and 5 watercraft have been issued quarantine periods to meet the required 30 day drying time. Of the total watercraft inspected, 3 were confirmed to have adult invasive mussels.

2016 Inspection Station Locations