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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 06:07 PM 03/21/07 (CST)
On Oct. 24, 2006, fisheries agencies throughout the Great Lakes area were presented a new federal order that profoundly impacted recreational and tournament angling within and around their borders.

The new emergency order, and subsequent revisions, came from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a division of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). The order's purpose was explicit: Prevent the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) – an aquatic virus implicated in a number of large-scale fish dieoffs in the Great Lakes basin.

For "affected" or "at-risk" states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – the order prohibited the interstate or international transport of live fish.

Most importantly, the emergency order immediately made it illegal cross state or international lines with a live fish in the well.

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http://www.bassfan.com/news_article.asp?ID=2102




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:02 AM 03/22/07 (CST)
Ted,

I read this article. If I read this right, if you are in a tournament and catch a fish on the Canadian side, you legally will not be able to bring it to the US side... mmmm. Might make fishing up in the BW kind of a pain... all border lakes for that matter.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:47 PM 03/22/07 (CST)
WD, you are correct. I posted a couple articles about this in other threads. The biggest effect for non-tournament anglers will be on live bait supplies, since suppliers now cannot ship live bait across state lines. Very serious stuff this virus issue . . .
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