Conservation wants felt-soled waders ban to fight "rock snot" algae


2:38 PM, Sep. 30, 2011  |  


Keeping an invasive form of algae from Missouri trout steams has prompted the Missouri Department of Conservation to ban porous-soled waders or foowear from Missouri trout parks and other trout waters.

Pending public comment to the Secretary of State’s office, the new rule will go into effect on march 1, 2012.

That is the opening day of catch-and-keep trout fishing at the state’s four trout parks.

The rule is intended to prevent the spread of didymo, or “rock snot” algae into Missouri, according to the department.



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