Fresh water pearl mussel surveys

Pearl mussels are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended) making it an offence to kill, injure or take them from the wild. It is also an offence to damage, destroy or obstruct access to the riverbed supporting this species.

Practecology is licensed to undertake fresh water pearl mussel surveys for projects which may have an impact on the water environment and where mussels could be present.

  • Fresh water pearl mussel habitat

    Fresh water pearl mussel habitat

  • Surveying for pearl mussels

    Surveying for pearl mussels

  • A fresh water pearl mussel

    A fresh water pearl mussel