– Hatchery –
Atlantic Surf Clams
Atlantic surf clams, Spisula solidissima, are also called hen clams. Appreciated for their sweet flavor, they are used in a variety of dishes from chowders to sushi. Historically Maine has been at the northern edge of their range. They grow to be over 7” in length but also have a commercial market at less than two inches.
Interest in Atlantic surf clam farming is increasing. As one of a few hatcheries producing this species, DEI’s goal is to provide a steady supply of high quality Atlantic surf clam seed that aquaculturists can use to diversify their farms.
Surf clam seed 2 mm or less should be ordered in February for delivery in the spring. Larger surf clam seed should be ordered 15 months in advance. Call Kyle Pepperman at 207-259-5048.
|Size (mm)||Size (in)||Price per 1,000||Time of Availability|
|1 mm||0.04 in||$5.30||June|
|1.5 mm||0.06 in||$7.60||June|
|2 mm||0.07 in||$10.15||June/July|