Fisheries Department, partners release cultivated mussels
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On Friday, June 17, Virginia Tech's Freshwater Mussel Conservation Center and Virginia's Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Va., released several thousand mussels that have been propagated into the Clinch River. Partners in this replenishing project include the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Town of Cedar Bluff, where the restocking will take place. The site along Rt. 460, known as the Lindsey property, is owned by The Nature Conservancy.
- VT News