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User-specific Prevention Procedures for Stopping Aquatic Hitchhikers: Advise for specific recreational users

Incorporate prevention procedures when conducting your pre/post-trip activities. Whenever you go on and return from a trip to the water, there are many steps you take to get ready for or to complete your trip. Since you are now aware of the aquatic hitchhiker issue, you can add preventive steps to every trip.

The following information will help people who participate in specific recreational activities to incorporate prevention procedures into their activities, which will prevent the spread of aquatic hitchhikers.

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