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Razor Clams

DEI is perfecting techniques for breeding and rearing Razor clams


Razor clams raised by Downeast Institute

Razor clams raised by DEI.

DEI has been working to master the culture of razor clams, an important commercial species, in the hatchery and nursery, as well as growing them to commercial sizes in the field. This includes broodstock conditioning, hatchery culture techniques that includes methods for rearing larvae at commercial densities, and developing nursery grow-out procedures. In addition, field trials with cultured razor clam juveniles are underway to examine techniques that will result in the production of commercial densities and sizes.

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