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Synthesis of Measures for Controlling Invasive Mollusks at Hatcheries


September 2013 - December 2015


This project will provide guidance documents for risk assessment, and control measures for invasive mollusks in fish hatchery operations and synthesize tools used for control

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bruce, R. L., D. M. Moffitt, and B. Dennis. 2009. Survival and passage of ingested New Zealand Mudsnails through the intestinal tract of rainbow trout. North American Journal of Aquaculture 71: 287-301 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bruce, R.L., and C.M. Moffitt. 2010. Quantifying risks of volitional consumption of New Zealand mudsnails by steelhead and rainbow trout. Aquaculture Research 41:552-558.
  • Nielson, J., C. M. Moffitt, and B. J. Watten. Hydrocyclonic separation of invasive New Zealand mudsnails from an aquaculture water source Aquaculture.329:156–162
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4253



  • Christine MoffittPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey