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ballast water restrictions

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What exactly are the restrictions you are talking about??? I am making a mock bill for class and would like for this to be it but i need some details asap!

Thanks in Advance!

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Jump Ship soon, What has been done to Date??? confused.gif. nothing well we are in the same boat we live and deal with it frown.gif...

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I am asking what CAN we do..... i dont know much about ballast water and thought ya'll would, and you guys have cared about this subject

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OCF, shoot me an email and I will get you what info I have. Or you can do a search on google like I did. shiner2367atyahoodotcom.

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This is a recent topic here on the forum. What can WE DO, shiner2367 composed a petition and it was sent off not to long ago.

Google the subject and you'll come up with info.

I know there is something in the works right now. States are demanding something be done and the Feds are dragging their heels. One suggestion was to not let any Saltys into the system, this would be done with a transferring station. I don't know how cost effective this would be or whats entailed to get it up and running.

Focus is turning to, how do we stop it from spreading to inland lakes by disinfecting hulls, livewells and bait containers. Interesting how that'll work out.

"Too Little Too Late" or "Better Late Then Never"

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so far it looks like michigan was the only one that got their act together enough to pass legislation:

http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/2006/12/20

though there may be issues with it's constitutionality:

http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/newsletter/2007/02/law_center_identifies_potential_leaks_in_michigan_ballast_water_legislation.html

Bills in Minnesota's House and Senate have stalled again (is anyone surprised?):

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0145&ssn=0&y=2007

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0053&ssn=0&y=2007

disappointing to say the least... frown.gif

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Thanks Dead, I saw those as well. WI seems to be getting in on the act as well.....banning minnows from MN. I understand the thought process behind it, but seems like there are bigger fish to fry! I have not heard anything back from Oberstars office regarding the petition, but I will post as soon as I do.

Here's a link to check out as well:

http://www.glc.org/announce/07/03naisa.html

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thanks guys!!!! this will help alot, im glad to hear that its been brought to congress.

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