Learn simple things you can do to protect Missouri’s waters from aquatic invaders, read up on fishing ethics and safety, browse fishing management plans, and find wader-washing stations.

Asian Carp Control

Because black, silver carp and bighead carp are non-native Asian fish that can cause big problems, it's illegal to use them as live bait in Missouri. Keep them from spreading to your favorite sport-fishing water. More

Don't Spread Crayfish

large green and rusty-brown grayfish
Invasive crayfish are a serious problem in Missouri and prevention is key. Don't buy, sell, relocate or dump live crayfish. More

Don't Spread Didymo

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Please comply with the porous-soled wader ban, and wash your waders between visits to Missouri's trout waters. More

Fish Management Plans

Management plans help keep Missouri's fishing strong while protecting the state's waters from invasive species and other threats. More

Help Improve Paddlefishing

Swimming paddlefish
Beginning in 2012, MDC is conducting a long-term project to get more information on both paddlefish sport fishing statewide and commercial harvest from the Mississippi River. Please share your opinions. More

Show-Me Muskie Project

Want to help improve Missouri's muskellunge-management program? It's easy. Just enroll in the project, fill out a form every time you fish for muskie, and return in your forms once a year. Learn about the project and get the forms here. More

Wader-Washing Locations

Protect Missouri’s trout fishing—wash your waders! Use our location maps to find wader-washing stations and prevent the spread of didymo—a slimy, invasive alga—at your favorite trout park. More
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