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#9213300 - 08/09/13 11:10 AM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1199
Loc: tx
it would be nice to see TPWD enforcing this rule with a bit more aggression. placing GW's at boat launches to inspect boats and gear would be a high cost, but might help keep our waters free of zebra muscles.

what do you guys think should be done to help keep the spread from happening?

Sec. 66.007. EXOTIC HARMFUL OR POTENTIALLY HARMFUL FISH AND SHELLFISH. (a) No person may import, possess, sell, or place into the public water of this state exotic harmful or potentially harmful fish or shellfish except as authorized by rule or permit issued by the department.(b) The department shall publish a list of exotic fish and exotic shellfish for which a permit under Subsection (a) is required.(c) The department shall make rules to carry out this section. (d) A fish farmer may import, possess, or sell harmful or potentially harmful exotic fish species as provided by Section 134.020, Agriculture Code.(e) In this section:(1) "Exotic fish" means a nonindigenous fish that is not normally found in the public water of this state.(2) "Exotic shellfish" means a nonindigenous shellfish that is not normally found in the public water of this state.(3) "Public water" has the meaning assigned by Section 66.015.(f) A fish farmer may not import, possess, propagate, or transport exotic shellfish unless the fish farmer furnishes evidence required by the department showing that the shellfish are free of disease.(g) The commission may adopt rules to control a disease or agent of disease transmission that:(1) may affect penaeid shrimp species; and(2) has the potential to affect cultured species or other aquatic species.(h) If one or more manifestations of disease is observed in any cultured marine penaeid shrimp species, the department shall immediately place the aquaculture facility under quarantine condition. The department shall determine, by rule, the meaning of "manifestation of disease" and "quarantine condition" under this section.(i) The department may coordinate with the Texas Animal Health Commission regarding testing for diseases.(j) Except as provided in Subsection (k), an operator of an aquaculture facility under quarantine condition may not discharge waste or another substance from the facility except with approval of the department and a wastewater discharge authorization from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.(k) Even if under quarantine condition, an aquaculture facility shall discharge wastewater or another substance as necessary to comply with an emergency plan that has been submitted to and approved by the department and incorporated into a wastewater discharge authorization issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.(l) On receiving notice from an owner of the observance of manifestations of disease, the department shall immediately:(1) notify the Department of Agriculture, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Texas Animal Health Commission; and(2) advise the Department of Agriculture, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Texas Animal Health Commission regarding the appropriate action to be taken.(m) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(n) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(o) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(p) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(q) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(r) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.(s) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 3, Sec. 110, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 637, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 586, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1239, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.Amended by: Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 952, Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2009.Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 3, eff. June 17, 2011.Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 4, eff. June 17, 2011.Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 661, Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.

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#9214377 - 08/09/13 04:17 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Registered: 07/12/13
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
Dumping a couple thousand crawfish at every boat ramp is probably the best solution

I don't think eliminating the 5th amendment for boaters is a very good idea. Law enforcement can not stop the invasion. They can't even stop illegal aliens from invading TX, come on now....
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#9214419 - 08/09/13 04:28 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 199
Here is the deal

There is a lot of people out there that like to be positive thinkers and just can't get past the fact the zebra mussels are destructive. They don't belong in Texoma. They don't belong in Lewisville. Where Zebra mussels live at present, predation does not keep them in check. Predation will not keep them in check here either. We don't want them in our lakes. We need to drain our boats so it doesn't spread. We will have to deal with the negative impacts of the mussels in our contaminated waters.

The bodies of water that are underneath contaminated bodies of water are probably screwed.

If you don't believe the experts, ask the people that live with them. They will tell you the negatives outweigh the positives. Better bass fishing isn't worth the damage these things do.

They did clean up Lake Erie initially. That was a good thing. But now Erie has to deal with the afterfact. And that is a bad thing.

We will be dealing with a bad thing eventually. It may take a while.

As for Texoma, I think the drought has helped us there a bit. Fluctating water table is a good thing to take out mass quantities of Zebras on the shore. They will rebound though. That is what they do. They are the king of reproduction, and they will harm our fisheries. YOu can pretty much count on it.

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#9219659 - 08/11/13 05:00 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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#9221853 - 08/12/13 12:47 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: JEFF BAGWELL]
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I have been on Lewisville easily 30 times since the alarm sounded about the Zebra mussels in Lewisville. I have religiously drained my boat and seen others drive away with their bilges full. They came out and painted large signs on the ramps to drain the water, and I thought they were going to step up on the enforcement. But to this day I have never had my boat checked or seen anyone else's boat get checked.

I call BS!

They already know that this is a waste of time and are simply doing PR to say they have done all they could. I think that we are going to break even on the balance sheet and the lakes will change but they usually do from year to year.
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#9222583 - 08/12/13 04:40 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but they still have good fishing on Lake Erie do they not?
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#9223559 - 08/12/13 09:17 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: TexomaPowerboater]
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#9228549 - 08/14/13 01:45 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Registered: 08/05/13
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I live @ lewisville pretty much all summer as a watersportist
and cat fisherman by night, and chase fish during spring, whether its my pleasure boat or fishing boat.If people are coming to visit the lake they no nothing about pulling their plug drying their boat etc...If you really think about it we just need to slow down at the ramps with out getting in a fistfight LOL....
(us) who use the lake all year will suffer....Not to point fingers but pounding some cold ones and trying to get off the lake,leaving your ballasts full of water in your wakeboard boat then heading out to another lake is a major transfer!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#9228782 - 08/14/13 02:59 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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There is no way to stop the spread of them.You can slow them down, but over time zebra mussles will be in most if not all Texas lakes. There in almost all lakes in Wisconsin where I'm from. Zebra mussles will effect the fishing here as they have everywhere else they have invaded. That is a fact.
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#9229362 - 08/14/13 05:48 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: CPR]
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There is no way to stop the spread of them.You can slow them down, but over time zebra mussles will be in most if not all Texas lakes. There in almost all lakes in Wisconsin where I'm from. Zebra mussles will effect the fishing here as they have everywhere else they have invaded. That is a fact.


Exactly. You can't stop the birds...too many boats etc.
Think about it, all it really takes is one disgruntled creep and a bucket.
And we are almost finished building the hugely expensive multimillion dollar pipeline from Texoma to the North Texas Municipal Water District treatment plant here in Wylie, built I believe, to prevent the spread into Lavon. I hope it was for more of a reason than that. Cause it's probably already there.
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#9235999 - 08/17/13 07:08 AM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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the spread of zebra muscles as with everything else that is invasive is due to humans and our endless quest to mess up what god gave us ....
its such a shame to see the endless trashing of our environment to satisfy whatever "utopian" environment we seek ....
with all the water transfer possibilities and the need and want to do so , I doubt there is any turning back the clock on these things ....
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#9236115 - 08/17/13 08:38 AM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Why not just make it illegal to harvest Zebra Mussels with a cast net?
There, problem solved.
Well, at the very least...Rowlett Creek should remain Zebra free for years to come. sarcastic
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#9286151 - 09/04/13 01:59 AM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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Good information , It may be helpful for me.

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#9336292 - 09/21/13 08:32 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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#9340645 - 09/23/13 05:56 PM Re: Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Lewisville [Re: LHodge]
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There ought to be use for these things. Maybe they could be harvested somehow, mixed with asphalt, and use them to pave the roads. Some of the roads around Lake Fork (Hwy 17) already sound like they have done this - noisy is not the word.

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