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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monomoy wildlife refuge plan fuels anger in Chatham

The plan contains a blanket prohibition on harvesting mussels, which are considered an important food source for migrating ducks such as eiders. It also prohibited the use of a brine solution that forces fast-digging razor clams to the surface making them easier to catch. Any type of gear that was dragged along the bottom, like a scallop dredge, is also not allowed in those waters as a new measure intended to help restore sea-floor habitat like eelgrass. Read more here  08:56

Deep-water mussel farming could become more widespread in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CBC_News_logoRight now, mussels are usually grown in shallow water, up to about five-meters deep, but the possibility of growing them in water up to 15-metres deep is being tested. [email protected]  08:38