What can you do to help prevent the spread of whirling disease?
DO clean all equipment such as boats, trailers, waders, boots, float tubes and fins of mud before leaving an area when fishing. Thoroughly dry equipment in the sun if possible before reuse. If you are traveling directly to other waters, clean your equipment with a 10 percent solution of chlorine bleach or use another set of equipment.
DON'T transport live fish between bodies of water. This practice could spread disease and is strictly illegal unless the fish have been completely tested free of disease.
DON'T dispose of fish heads, skeletons or entrails in any body of water. Fish parts should be disposed of in the garbage, by deep burying or by total burning.
CALL If you observe the symptoms of whirling disease in fish or observe illegal stocking. Contact your local conservation officer directly or call the poaching hotline at 1-800-662-3337.