In the Pacific Northwest, salmon, trout, and steelhead are taken care of first, then the remainder follow along. Meanwhile, warmwater (bass, walleye, crappie, catfish) folks are thought to be responsible for the majority of illegal fish introductions.
Oregon B.A.S.S. Nation, The Bass Federation, and Oregon Black Bass Action Committee founded the Turn In Illegal Introductions (TI3) program to counter this image and prevent the spread of non-native species.
Founded four years ago, it has evolved into a mainstream program, which helps prevent illegal transporting by all anglers, not just those who fish warmwater. And it shows that bass fishermen are willing to put their money where their mouth is.
Oregon State Police Game Enforcement has embraced the program, and has allowed TI3 to use the same telephone number used by the TIP (Turn In Poachers), a program introduced and funded by the Oregon Hunters Association.
Thus far, no reward has been paid out. The money is held in escrow, and the desire is that any convicted offender be charged with the responsibility of repaying any funds expended in his conviction.