There’s a crackdown on zebra mussels coming this year in Manitoba.
The laws have been beefed up to try to slow or stop the spread of the mussels.
The province’s aquatic invasive species expert, Candace Parks, says it’s now illegal not to clean off your boat.
There will be highway checkstops throughout the summer to inspect boats to make sure they’re clear of the mussels.
If they’re not, the owners can face fines.