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GRANT NUMBER: NA77FD0064           NMFS NUMBER:   96-SER-014

REPORT TITLE:  Grand Lake Commercial Freshwater Mussel Stock Assessment

AUTHOR:  Vaughn, Caryn C.; and Harris, John L.

PUBLISH DATE:  March 4, 1999

AVAILABLE FROM: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, 9721 Executive Center Drive, North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.   PHONE: (813) 570-5324

ABSTRACT

The project sought to quantify the freshwater mussel populations in Grand Lake , Oklahoma to determine baseline information for future commercial harvest and to assess the impact of zebra mussels should they be introduced. A total of 11 species of mussels were found in the lake with six species comprising about 96% of the individuals. It is estimated that these six species represent a total of 148,096 individuals in the lake. The mussel populations in Grand Lake are not dense enough to economically support a commercial harvest. 

 
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