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Soft shell clams alert

by DPIPWE 12 Jul 22:34 UTC
Mya Japonica - soft-shell clam - base view © Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

An introduced soft-shell clam was recently detected on a beach near Orford in south east Tasmania. Biosecurity Tasmania is now managing the incursion of this species in accordance with national marine pest protocols.

From Wednesday 11 July taking and possessing soft shelled clams in state waters is prohibited. This is to help prevent the spread of the clam to other areas.

If you sight a suspected soft-shell clam, do not move it, instead contact Biosecurity Tasmania on phone 6165 3777 or email . A photo will assist with identification.

For more information see the Biosecurity Tasmania website.

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