Mussel and Clam Regulations

Mussels and Clams Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Nonresident Fishing Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Hunting and Fishing Permit

Season & Limits

Mussels and Clams

Season Open All Year
Daily Limit: 5
Possesion Limit: 10

Additional Information

Legal Methods

May be taken by hand, handnet or pole and line.

Daily Limit Notice

5, combined total of all species (except Asiatic clams, which may be taken and possessed in any number). This limit applies to live and dead animals. Two shell halves (valves) shall be considered 1 mussel or clam. 

Mussels listed in the Missouri Species and Communities of Conservation Concern Checklist may not be taken or possessed.

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Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.