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Are their certain months that are safe to eat freshwater mussels?

Answer

Mussels are filter feeders and they will taste similar to the substrate and quality of water in which they reside. They also will bioaccumulate heavy metals and other contaminants to a certain degree.

There isn't any time of year that they are more safe to eat than at other times.