Action: Asian clams: Remove by hand
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- No evidence was captured on the use of hand removal as a tool for managing Asian clams.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
In shallow waters it may be possible to collect Asian clams Corbicula spp. by hand, and especially large individuals. Disturbance of the sediment results in the animals becoming visible at the surface.