– Hatchery –
Quahogs, Mercenaria mercenaria, also known as “hard clams”, are an increasingly important fishery in Maine, especially in the southern region where seawater temperatures are warm.
Upon request and if space allows DEI grows quahogs in our Center for Shellfish Production and Research. In 2020 we have 1-4 mm quahog seed available and will have 1-8mm quahog seed available in 2021. Please contact Kyle Pepperman at 259-5048 to learn more and to order.
If you are interested in growing quahogs please check out DEI’s research on field grow-out methods, located on our Quahog research webpages.