Action: Asian clams: Public awareness and education
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- No evidence was captured on the use of raising public awareness and education as tools 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 order to minimize the transport of clams by humans, measures should be taken such as the education of fishermen in not using Asian clams Corbicula spp. as bait outside invaded places (Aldridge & Müller 2001) and the possibility of small specimens hitchhiking in their clothes and boats. Caution should be taken in not transferring sand or gravel from invaded locations (Counts 1986).
Aldridge D.C. & Müller S.J. (2001) The Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea, in Britain: current status and potential threats. Journal of Conchology, 37, 177-184
Counts C.L. III (1986) The zoogeography and history of the invasion of the United States by Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae). American Malacological Bulletin, Special Edition No. 2, 7-39.