The Montana Legislature has approved a new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass to raise funds to tackle invasive species.
Non-resident anglers will pay $15, residents $2 for the annual pass raising an estimated $3.2 million. Hydro-electric companies will contribute another $3.7 million in new invasive species fees.
The pass must be purchased in addition to the regular fishing license. Money raised will primarily go toward preventing the spread of invasive zebra and quagga aquatic mussels.