Boating laws

Rebecca Williams/Michigan Radio

Invasive species love to sneak a ride on boats.

There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes, and we help move them around.

Jo Latimore is an outreach specialist with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.

“Research has shown that boats and trailers moving from one lake to another are the number one vector, the number one pathway of invasive species moving from one water body to the next,” she says.

Stricter drunk boating laws taking effect in Michigan

Apr 13, 2015
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A package of stricter laws to prevent drunk boating has just taken effect in Michigan. 

The laws lower blood alcohol limits for people driving boats on Michigan waterways – and provide stricter penalties for violators.