Biologists Work to Restore Boston Harbor Soft Shell Clams

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

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