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re: California boat reg .
Invasive species are a huge problem. California has been expending a lot of effort and funds to keep Dreissena spp. (the genus to which both zebra and quagga mussels belong) from becoming a serious problem in this state. Right now D. polymorpha (zebra mussels) cause more than half a billion dollars worth of damage to the Great Lakes every year. Would you rather have the California economy take a half-billion dollar per year hit, or have the most likely vector of Dreissena introductions pay a modest fee to fund efforts to avoid such?
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