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State law to require clean boats to curb invasive species

Rochester Business Journal
September 3, 2014

Legislation signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will prohibit the launch of watercraft into New York waterways without precautions against the spread of invasive species.

“The natural beauty that is found in every corner of New York is second to none, and it is imperative that we do everything possible to protect that from the dangers of invasive species,” Cuomo said in a statement released Tuesday after the legislation was signed.

The law, which takes effect in 2015, makes boaters responsible for cleaning, draining and drying their boats, trailers and other equipment exposed to plant and animal matter before it can be launched in state waters, officials said.

Invasive aquatic species cost the U.S. economy $120 million annually and threaten industries such as tourism and fishing, data from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shows.

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