Here in Ohio it's illegal to catch, keep or even have the shells of all native mussels and clams due to being threatened. The question I have is this, we have the invasive Asian clam in huge numbers here as well (Corbicula fluminea) which is native to Australia, Africa and Southern Asia. Would it be illegal to capture and keep these in an aquarium or their shells? Ohio laws concerning bivalves are as clear as mud because all they tell you(in legalese speak) is that "you cannot keep, sell, buy or possess live or the shells of bivalves in Ohio, but they don't specify) for the obvious reasons of they don't know if you killed them or just found the empty shells. This is just something I would like to get a more definitive answer on. We enjoy a truly beautiful hobby of keeping native fish for our tanks, but we do not want to run afoul of the law or take/harm anything endangered or protected.