Asian clams: Public awareness and education
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
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.