BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government said it will protect a rare freshwater mussel and the 36 miles (58 kilometers) of streams where it lives in eastern Alabama after a more than decadelong campaign by environmentalists to protect the animal from the threat of extinction.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States have agreed to resume trade in oysters, clams, mussels and scallops starting at the end of February, settling a 10-year trade dispute.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Biologists discovered a cluster of rare mussels that could be more than 100 years old in the upper St. Croix River this past summer.
Wisconsin Public Radio reported Wednesday that biologists from the University of Minnesota, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service discovered eight spectaclecase mussels in the river in August.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Agriculture have said that a record number of watercraft fouled with invasive mussels were caught at the state's boat inspection stations this year.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The number of boats that inspectors stopped from launching at Lake Tahoe while carrying aquatic invasive species reached a record high this year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's watercraft inspectors have intercepted a record number of boats carrying aquatic invasive mussels this year with nearly half of the boating season remaining, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — For Sue Mills, it was simultaneously concerning and reassuring for her staff to find a quagga mussel attached to a boat that was about to hit the water in Yellowstone National Park.
LAMOURE, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in a popular fishing lake in LaMoure County.
A cabin owner spotted the adult mussels on a log floating in Twin Lakes over the weekend.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials believe Wyoming remains free of invasive zebra mussels three months after the mollusks turned up in aquarium products shipped into the state.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and state Department of Agriculture have been using DNA testing to monitor sewer systems for zebra mussels and the similarly invasive quagga mussel.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Watercraft inspectors in Montana have found aquatic mussels on 21 boats so far this year and officials said they expect a busy season trying to prevent the invasive organisms from fouling Montana waterways.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee gravel and sand mining operator has been ignoring a cease and desist letter for months, and opponents say its continued construction on the banks of North America's most biodiverse river may already be harming wildlife...
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials who are trying to keep zebra mussels out of Lake Lanier and other bodies of water say a boat owner recently spotted the invasive mussels in a boat purchased from a Tennessee resident...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People in Wyoming who turn in aquarium moss balls for disposal so they don't spread an invasive species will be eligible to win $1,200...
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — A Maine lab is set to receive about $900,000 in federal funding to research a new method of detecting potentially harmful toxins in mussels...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators Monday proposed listing as threatened two freshwater mussel species native to many eastern U.S. rivers and streams.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said longsolid and round hickorynut mussels have disappeared from some states and are doing poorly elsewhere.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has stocked about 2,400 endangered freshwater mussels into the Green River...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say an invasive mollusk has reached the waters of a major state lake...
The presence of the destructive invasive species known as the zebra mussel has been confirmed in Cunningham Lake, one of Omaha’s premiere fishing and boating spots.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission confirmed the discovery of adult mussels at the lake late last week.
The omnibus spending bill that Congress passed last week includes funding for Montana's fight against aquatic invasive species.
Within the 5 million is appropriated for watercraft inspections and mussel monitoring in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
In response to the News-Herald’s Feb. 20 story about the invasive mussels. It should not take a rocket scientist to figure out that for starters, start in our beautiful Lake Havasu.
Start in the channel, go across to the island, across the lake, down to all harbors, boats parked.
SHELLFISH – The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is implementing a mussell-free self-certification program.
Boaters will be asked to certify that their boats or personal watercraft are free of aquatic invasive species, according to a Dec.
The Flathead Basin Commission's effort to harden the line against invasive zebra and quagga mussels is in doubt.
Last May, House Bill 622 charged the body with creating a pilot program to protect the Flathead Basin.
The development of a containment strategy for the invasive quagga mussel has been identified as a top priority for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
A meeting held in Lake Havasu City last week might be the first step in the development of such a plan.
Federal officials say Arizona isn’t doing enough to contain the spread of quagga mussels.
Multiple state and federal agencies are expected to meet next Wednesday in Lake Havasu City to address the growing threat posed by Arizona’s aquatic invasive species.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported Thursday...
Russian invaders have stealthily infiltrated Canyon Lake, a major Hill Country water supply.
We’re talking, of course, about zebra mussels.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials on Monday confirmed the presence of the highly invasive and destructive mussels in Canyon Lake, a reservoir on the Guadalupe River that supplies water to San Antonio and other cities.
HELENA — Over the long Memorial Day weekend, two mussel encrusted boats were intercepted at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks watercraft inspection stations.
The first boat was intercepted when it stopped on May 26 at the watercraft inspection station in Wibaux.
Are you accidentally spreading invasive pests and diseases throughout Montana or around the country? As Montana begins the fight against further spread of invasive mussels in our waterways, it’s important to remember that mussels are just one of a broad range of nonnative species that threaten our waters, range lands, and forests.
HELENA — Montana’s program to detect and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species goes fully operational today with regulations in place and staff ready to inspect, and if necessary, “decontaminate” watercraft.
HELENA: - Both chambers of the Montana Legislature on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a pair of bills that would create a more than 11 million over the next two years for AIS programs - a significant bump from the roughly 3.8 million over each of the next two years, although that amount will be lower following an amendment last week that reduced the per-megawatt amount owed to the state.
The Brookfield Police Department’s dive team found no zebra mussels in Candlewood Lake last week when investigating a report of the invasive species.
Instead, the dive team, which looked for the mussels during a cold-water training dive Thursday, found Asian clams in the lake.
The Flathead Basin Commission on Friday opened a pair of watercraft inspection stations in Pablo and at Clearwater Junction, the first to begin operating as state officials plan an expanded effort to contain invasive mussel detections in Central Montana last fall.
The threat of invasive mussels has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to create a new bureau to manage the prevention, detection and control of aquatic invasive species.
The Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau will be housed in FWP’s Fisheries Division, with plans to be operational beginning in March.