In May of 2019, DEI scientists deployed studies across the Maine coast to determine if the traditional practice of brushing works to increase soft-shell clam populations, the first time [...]
DEI studied soft-shell clam recruitment in the St. George River and the Weskeag River in 2017, and the upper St. George River in 2018.
From 2013-2018, the Downeast Institute completed the largest intertidal research project in Maine’s history. In cooperation with the town of Freeport and the Maine Clammers Associations, [...]
Efficacy of Using Predator-Deterrent Netting to Protect Clam Recruits in Southwestern, Midcoast, and Eastern Maine (2014 & 2015)
Discover the efficacy of using predator-deterrent netting to protect wild soft-shell clam recruits at sites across the entire Maine coast.
Portland and Wells: Examining How Predator Protection Increases Clam Survival in the Webhannet and Fore Rivers (2014 & 2015)
DEI examined the interactive effects of tidal height and predator exclusion on the survival and growth of wild and cultured soft-shell clams.
Methods of Attracting Soft-Shell Clam Juveniles to Areas of the Intertidal Zone (Stockton Springs, 2007)
Stockton Harbor was once a very productive clamming area in the State of Maine. Today, however, no commercial clamming occurs in this region. In 2007, the towns of Stockton Springs and Searsport [...]