Help Stop Invasive Aquatic Plants!

Crisp, clean morning air. Clear lake waters lapping the shoreline. And that lunker … the one that barely got away last year … is still down there, waiting just for you. That’s Maine fishing. Maine fishing is quality fishing, quality environment. Keeping it that way is up to you.

Only 32 of Maine’s 6,000 ponds and lakes are infested with invasive aquatic plants — nasty ones like milfoil and hydrilla. Let’s not go above that number! You play a direct role in preserving the quality of Maine fishing simply by inspecting your boat, trailer and gear, and by disposing of all plant material in the trash.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection have partnered to produce a powerful Public Service Announcement now playing on Maine television stations. You can watch it by clicking here.

When purchasing your Maine fishing license, remember to get a Lake and River Protection sticker — the “milfoil” sticker — for your boat. It supports prevention and control of invasive species in Maine. It’s another way you keep Maine fishing great this year and for years to come.

Milfoil stickers are available at most of our 850 license agents throughout the state and also can be purchased through our online store.
For more information on invasive aquatic plants, click here

MDIF&W and MDEP thank you for your efforts to stop the spread of invasive aquatic plants.