Friday, August 27, 2010

Boaters in Oregon will need an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit

Boaters in Oregon are required by the Oregon State Marine Board to have an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit while boating. If you own a boat 10 feet and longer you are required to purchase and carry on aquatic invasive species prevention permit. If your boat is a registered motorized craft, a $5 surcharge is added onto the boat registration and current decals act as proof of payment into the program. If your boat of choice is a non-motorized watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and inflatable rafts, you must carry your $7 permit when out on the water. Permit fees go towards aquatic invasive species detection, decontamination, signage, and education materials for the boating public. For the full article, click here.