Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Tennessee
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Tennessee Project

Establish Non-essential Population of 2 Endangered Mussel Species in the Lower French Broad River, Tennessee

September 2009 - January 2014


Participating Agencies

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The goal of this project is to re-establish reproducing populations of two endangered mussels in the French Broad River. Objectives: - Translocate 200 adult Epioblasma capsaeformis and 200 Lemiox rimosus into the French Broad River each year. - Assess survival of translocated individuals. - Determine if gametogenesis and spawning occurs. - Determine if recruitment is successful.