Joe Porada at his experimental lease at Goose Cove, Trenton, Maine (24 March 2011).

During 2009 and 2010, DEI assisted clammer Joseph Porada with a number of field experiments designed to evaluate grow-out conditions for cultured hard clam (quahog) seed as part of a project for USDA-SBIR Phase I.

This work was completed using the first-ever quahog lease in eastern Maine. It evaluated both subtidal and intertidal quahog grow-out methods in eastern Maine.





Read the final report here: Evaluating subtidal and intertidal grow-out methods for cultured hard clams in eastern Maine: A series of manipulative field experiments.

You can also findĀ  the results published in the Journal of Shellfish Research.


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