Biologists Work to Restore Boston Harbor Soft Shell Clams

Bringing clams back to Thompson's Island (09/2011). Photo/MA Department of Fish & Game.

Boston.com: State biologists and volunteers from local environmental groups have teamed to help restore the Boston Harbor’s soft shell clam population.

State environmental officials say the event Wednesday to plant “seed clams” at the flats at Thompson Island came as the clam’s declining population nears a tipping point in the harbor.

They say the problems are caused by environmental degradation, disease, overfishing and poor reproduction.

Read more:

Boston.com

Related Story: WGBH

Share this Article On Facebook Twitter More...

Follow New England Boating:

Like New England Boating on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Receive our Daily RSS Feed.

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Each month our emailed newsletter keeps you up to speed on the top news items, videos, destinations, reviews and fishing articles on New England Boating, so you won’t miss a beat. It’s convenient, it’s free, and you can opt out at any time!