Harpswell, ME, May Lease Clam Flats to Aquaculture Co-Op

Harpswell, ME, May Lease Clam Flats to Aquaculture Co-Op
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Times Record: Facing diverse challenges to preserving the soft-shell clam industry in Harpswell [Maine], a municipal committee is weighing the benefits of leasing intertidal flats for aquaculture.

The Harpswell Marine Resource Committee is drafting a plan under which the town would lease approximately 20% of its intertidal area for harvesters, particularly of soft-shell clams, to operate an aquaculture cooperative.

Read more about how Harpwell, Maine, is considering leasing its tidal flats to an aquaculture cooperative.