During the summer and fall of 2014 and 2015, area biologists from the Maine Department of Marine Resources and DEI staff teamed up to examine the efficacy of using predator-deterrent netting to protect wild soft-shell clam recruits.
The study was conducted at two flats in Jonesboro, a flat in St. George and one in South Thomaston, and two flats in Boothbay. The Final Report of the 2014 work can be read here. Click here to access the 2015 Final Report.
Here is a link to results from 2014 that were presented at the Maine Fishermen's Forum that was held on March 5, 2015 in Rockport.