How big should a clam get? Maine eyes new harvest rules

Maine is the country’s leading producer of soft-shell clams, which are steamed or used to make New England staples such as fried clams and clam chowder. The harvest has fallen in recent years to the point where the nationwide haul for 2017 and ’18 was the lowest for any two-year period in more than 60 years. In Maine, the shellfish business is challenged by growing populations of predators that eat clams and a declining number of clammers. >click to read<12:07

One Response to How big should a clam get? Maine eyes new harvest rules

  1. Owen l Moody says:

    You guys are killing me, the small ones produce more than the big ones ,just the sea urchin kept the big one now we don’t have many to harvest because of it I know because I have been a fisherman for 40 plus years and have seen it all !!

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