FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. incorporated in 1977 to promote conservation, sportsmanship and education of walleye fishing in the greater Fargo - Moorhead area.
Posted Saturday February 16, 2019 - Dated Announcement
The board of directors of the F-M Walleyes Unlimited Inc. provides the following for your information and urges immediate action. If you agree with the importance of this issue we urge you to contact your legislative representation NOW!
Please Act NOW to help PROTECT the North Dakota waters from
Aquatic Nuisance Species
The members and member organizations of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress believe that one of the biggest threats presently facing North Dakota’s fishing resource is the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS), such as zebra mussels, Asian carp, and Eurasian watermilfoil.
The Sportfishing Congress has asked the North Dakota Legislature to authorize the Game and Fish Department do more to address the threat of ANS. Senate Bill 2293 will create a special fund to support Game and Fish Department ANS monitoring and education efforts.
The amendment removed the boat gas tax and the boat sales tax collections as funding sources, but retained the income generated from investment of the Game and Fish fund and the $3 per fishing license surcharge (except for seniors and disabled licenses). The amendments increase the out-of-state fishing license ANS surcharge and the waterfowl license ANS surcharge to $6.
The fund is expected to collect just over $2 million per biennium when fully implemented.
After the Committee adopted the amendments it gave the bill a 6 to 0 Do Pass recommendation. We expect the bill to be voted upon by the full Senate the week of February 18, 2019.
Each underlined word above in this document is a direct link provided for your convenience. If you share in the importance of this issue, PLEASE ACT NOW.