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inventor
11-19-2009, 13:46
Hey All Lake Divers,

At least those concerned with invasive mussels. Here's an article about stocking with sunfish to fight quaqqa and other mussel infestation.

Popular sport fish could solve Lake Mead's clam infestation - Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/nov/18/popular-sport-fish-could-solve-lake-meads-clam-inf/)



Unfortunately, it's from our local print newspaper, and doesn't cite any references.

navyhmc
11-19-2009, 14:03
Your link didn't work inventor. Here's the right one. :smiley20:

Popular sport fish could solve Lake Mead's clam infestation - Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/nov/18/popular-sport-fish-could-solve-lake-meads-clam-inf/)

Interesting approach though.

inventor
11-19-2009, 16:10
Your link didn't work inventor. Here's the right one. :smiley20:

Popular sport fish could solve Lake Mead's clam infestation - Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/nov/18/popular-sport-fish-could-solve-lake-meads-clam-inf/)

Interesting approach though.

Thanks, seems to be a common problem for the Sun.:smiley20:

Rileybri
11-19-2009, 22:34
Very interesting article. Lake Champlain had a big problem with zebra muscles.

CODMAN
11-23-2009, 08:07
Thank goodness they are "waiting to see" how it goes elsewhere before acting on this idea. Some people would have just gone ahead with it.

I honnestly doubt it will even dent the mussel population. the St-Lawrence river and great lakes are full of Zebra mussles (both zebra and quagga) and have a decent population of redear sunfish...

Hey even Round Goby are voracious eaters of zebra/quagga mussles... But they don't put enough pressure on the mussles to control them...

Hopefully, they will really examine all the potential consequences before going through with this. Chances are, it will do nothing for the mussles, but bugger up the rest of the food web...:smiley21: