Block Island Quahog Estimates Released

Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson
Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

Block Island Times: The Great Salt Pond [on Block Island] currently holds 263,046 quahogs, according to a report from Ryan Rezendes, an intern for the Shellfish Commission this past summer. His conclusions were delivered at the commission’s meeting on Tuesday, October 15.

The report outlines research conducted at sampling sites in 2 areas of the Great Salt Pond: Cormorant Cove and Andy’s Way. Using the quadrat method of measurement, clam samples were taken from several locations in order to estimate the overall population of clams in the pond.

Read more about Great Salt Pond quahogs.