NANFA-- Ohio mussels

David Smith (
Mon, 2 Jun 2003 16:27:21 -0400

The following is copied from Ohio Fishing Regulations.
"CLAMS, MUSSELS, OR MUSSEL SHELLS may not be taken, possessed, or
collected for any purpose."
I think they need to get their act together on this. I talked to the
head person in Columbus and he claimed this obnoxious rule was aimed at
poachers from Kentucky and Tennessee. They could put a limit of five or ten
as easy as a limit of nothing and it could be enforced just as well.
Equally ridiculous is the idea that one can kill fifteen mussels for
bait but not be allowed to pick up dead shells or keep the shells of the
individuals just killed and take them home for a collection.
According to this rule even scientists are not allowed to possess
shells, and what about people trying to get rid of zebra mussels, they are
breaking the law.
Sorry for the rant but this has been bugging me for months.

Dave Smith
Dennison, Ohio
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