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The Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan has begun teaching classes on how to clam, according to an article in the Providence Journal. But the aim of the class isn’t only to instruct people how to clam. Members also hope to raise awareness of the importance of protecting one of Rhode Island’s cherished and iconic resources.

Clams aren’t just an important food source, say members. They’re also vital water purifiers, filtering some 50 gallons of seawater a day.

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