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 find the results published in the Journal of Shellfish Research.