RI Shellfishermen to Perform Quahog Transplant

Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

EcoRINews: East Bay [Narragansett Bay] shellfishermen will conduct a voluntary “dig and dump” quahog transplant from Bristol Harbor to the Bristol transplant bed May 21 from 8:00 a.m.-noon, according to the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

Shellfishermen will harvest quahogs from the high-density beds within the closed waters of Bristol Harbor and distribute the clams throughout the transplant bed from their own vessels. Shellfishermen wishing to take part in the volunteer transplant should report to the on-scene DEM law enforcement patrol boat by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the transplant and hand in their license for the duration of the transplant.

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