State law prohibits importing or releasing certain
fish and wildlife
species known to have a damaging effect on native species, and requires a state permit for release of
other species into large
ponds or pools.
For more information on the state law governing
unlawful use of prohibited
aquatic animal species see RCW 77.15.253. For the
law classifying nonnative prohibited animal species, including prohibited animal species see WAC 220-12-090.