The Protection of Fresh-Water Mussels
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The Protection of Fresh-Water Mussels

By R. E. Coker
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  • THE PROTECTION OF FRESH-WATER MUSSELS
  • CONTENTS.
  • PRESENT CONDITIONS.
    • THE MUSSEL INDUSTRY.
    • DEPLETION OF THE RESOURCES.
    • THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY.
    • ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF MUSSELS BY THE GOVERNMENT
      • ESTABLISHMENT OF PROPAGATION.
      • RESULTS DEPENDENT UPON PROTECTION.
    • ESTABLISHMENT OF PROPAGATION.
    • RESULTS DEPENDENT UPON PROTECTION.
  • PROTECTION.
    • ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION.
    • EXAMINATION OF PROTECTIVE MEASURES.
      • TWO MEASURES FOR IMMEDIATE APPLICATION.
      • MEASURES NOT SUITED TO EXISTING CONDITIONS.
    • TWO MEASURES FOR IMMEDIATE APPLICATION.
    • MEASURES NOT SUITED TO EXISTING CONDITIONS.
    • SIZE LIMIT—NECESSITY AND APPLICATION.
      • EXHAUSTIVE NATURE OF THE FISHERY.
      • WASTE ILLUSTRATED.
      • SIZE LIMIT IN RELATION TO ECONOMY.
      • REASONS FOR THE PROPOSED 2-INCH LIMIT.
      • DETAILS ESSENTIAL TO EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION.
    • EXHAUSTIVE NATURE OF THE FISHERY.
    • WASTE ILLUSTRATED.
    • SIZE LIMIT IN RELATION TO ECONOMY.
    • REASONS FOR THE PROPOSED 2-INCH LIMIT.
    • DETAILS ESSENTIAL TO EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION.
    • CLOSED REGIONS—NECESSITY AND APPLICATION.
      • INJURY TO SPAWNING MUSSELS AND TO YOUNG.
      • CONSIDERATIONS DETERMINING SIZE OF CLOSED REGIONS.
      • PRACTICABLE DIVISION OF RIVER SYSTEMS ILLUSTRATED.
      • PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHING CLOSED REGIONS.
    • INJURY TO SPAWNING MUSSELS AND TO YOUNG.
    • CONSIDERATIONS DETERMINING SIZE OF CLOSED REGIONS.
    • PRACTICABLE DIVISION OF RIVER SYSTEMS ILLUSTRATED.
    • PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHING CLOSED REGIONS.
    • ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
  • SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED LEGISLATION.
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