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Quahogs

quahogsseed

QuahogsMercenaria mercenaria, also known as “hard clams”, are an increasingly important commercial shellfish species in Maine, especially in the southwestern region of the coast where seawater temperatures are warmest.

DEI can produce quahog seed, upon request and if space allows. If you are interested in growing quahogs you can learn more about field grow-out methods on DEI’s Quahog research webpages.

To order quahog seed, contact Kyle Pepperman at 207-259-5048.

2020 Quahog Seed Prices

SEED SIZE (mm) SEED SIZE (in) PRICE per THOUSAND TIME of AVAILABILITY
1 mm 0.04 in $7.00 June
1.5 mm 0.06 in $9.00 June
2 mm 0.07 in $11.00 June/July
4 mm 0.15 in $17.00 August/September
5-8 mm 0.19-0.31 in $22.00 November
>8 mm >0.32 in $38.00 November

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