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Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams.

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams.

Hearing before a subcommittee, Eightieth Congress, second session, on S. 1979, a bill directing the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior to undertake certain studies of the soft-shell clam in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. April 16, 1948.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clams

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSH373 .U52 1948
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6043099M
    LC Control Number48046466
    OCLC/WorldCa21659915

    The soft-shell clam can't completely close its shell because of a long neck (or siphon) that extends beyond its edge. This long extension is why the soft-shell is also referred to as a long-neck clam.   The soft-shell clam is a variety of mollusk that is native to bays and sounds along the entire mid-Atlantic. Also known as pisser clams, steamer clams, Ipswich clams, and long-neck clams, the sea creatures possess a thin and brittle shell that can be yellow, brown, or gray. Its shell grows to about four inches (10 cm) and the clam cannot.

    Soft-shell clam definition, an edible clam, Mya arenaria, inhabiting waters along both coasts of North America, having an oval, relatively thin, whitish shell. See more. Soft-shell clam definition is - an elongated clam (Mya arenaria) of the east coast of North America that has a thin friable shell and long siphon and is eaten especially when steamed —called also soft-shelled clam.

    The largest clam of the U.S. east coast, it sometimes reaches a shell length of more than eight inches. Landings of surf clams in New Jersey and Virginia account for about half the total U.S. annual landings of all clam species. The surf-clam catch in recent years—in shucked meats—ranged from .   Softshell clams average 1 1/2 to 3 inches in length. Their shell cannot close completely because of a protruding siphon. For this reason, softshell clams have a shorter shelf life than their closed, hardshell cousins. Though softshell clam beds are found all along the Atlantic Coast, the main commercial sources are Maine, Cape Cod and Maryland.


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Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States Senate, Eightieth Congress, second session, on S.a bill directing the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior to undertake certain studies of the soft-shell clam in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and.

Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams. Hearing before a subcommittee, Eightieth Congress, second session, on Contributor: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce Date: Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams: hearing before a subcommittee, Eightieth Congress, second session, on S.a bill directing the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior to undertake certain studies of the soft-shell clam in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine.

Ap Study of Soft- and Hard-Shell Clams. Actch.62 Stat.directed the Fish and Wildlife Service to undertake, in cooperation with appropriate State and interstate agencies in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Aug (60 Stat.

), comprehensive studies of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria, and the hard-shell clam, Venus mercenaria, with particular. The soft shell clam, M. arenaria, naturally develops a diffuse cancer of its haemocytes at high incidence (1–20% of populations) (Barber, ; Walker et al., ).This fatal disease is found in clams at multiple sites along the coasts of all states between Maryland and Maine as well as in eastern Canada (Böttger et al., in preparation a).

The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as a quahog (/ ˈ k (w) oʊ h ɒ ɡ /; or quahaug), round clam or hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk that is native to the eastern shores of North America and Central America from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán is one of many unrelated edible bivalves that in the United States are.

Two kinds of clams are Authorizing studies of soft-shell and hard-shell clams. book in Maine: soft shell and hard shell. Both are harvested year round, with the peak season in the summer months. Soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria) aka “steamers” Soft-shell clams live in the mud, sand, and gravel intertidal areas.

It takes about three to four years for a clam to grow to market size, which is two. Confession: For a very (very) long time, we believed that, like soft shell crabs, soft shell clams really did have soft edible shells. Turns out not quite. Although their shells are comparatively thin and brittle, there’s a bigger difference between soft shell and hard shell clams All clams feed by filtering sea water through a siphon.

In hard shell clams, this siphon is relatively small. Clams. Hard Clams. Anatomy. Life Cycle. Ark Clams. Soft Shell Clams: The life cycle of the hard calm Mercenaria mercenaria: In general, most calms reproduce in wild similar the Northern Quahog: Introduction.

The hard clam can live up to 30 years and grow to (on average) 4 inches in length. Traditionally, clams were measured in pecks and bushels. There are 4 pecks in a bushel. The weight of the peck or bushel of clams depends on the species, with a bushel of soft shell clams weighing in around 50 lbs, and a bushel of hard shell clams weighing about 60 lbs.

To place an order for soft-shell clam seed, call Kyle at or e-mail: [email protected] Clam Pick Up and Planting. You are encouraged to pick up your clams sometime in April, but prior to May 1. After May 1 we. Fresh clams are a delicious addition to a seafood dinner or a raw-bar spread.

Care must be taken when purchasing, cleaning and preparing fresh soft-shell clams, however, to prevent contamination and food poisoning. Keep the fresh clams cold and alive by storing them in the refrigerator for a few hours until it is time to clean and steam them.

Clams lay buried six to 12 inches in the sand. Because the calcium carbonate shell is thin and easily broken by predators, the soft-shell clam burrows much deeper than the thicker-shelled quahog clam. To feed, the clam extends a pair of siphons up to the surface of the sand, drawing seawater in to filter out oxygen and food and then expelling it.

soft shell clams 1 c. melted butter 1 tbsp. lemon (or onion) juice. Scrub the clams thoroughly, removing any that are imperfect. Then put them in a large pot with 1 cup of cold water, and a few slices of onion. close the pot tight, but stir the clams once or twice with a big wooden spoon.

Do not let come to a frothy boil, but see to it that. Soft-shell clams can be eaten steamed, fried, or in clam chowder. "Steamers" (steamed soft-shell clams) are an integral part of the New England clam bake, where they are served steamed whole in the shell, then pulled from the shell at the table, the neck skin is removed and then while holding the clam by the neck it is dipped, first in the.

One of the two varieties of clam, the other being soft-shell clam. On the East Coast, hard-shell clams, also called by their Indian name, quahog, come in three sizes. The smallest are littleneck. clams are the largest size. The meat is tough, but they make flavorful chowder.

They are usually chopped, minced, or diced for use in chowders, clam cakes, fritters, dips and spaghetti sauce. Hard shell clams have unique names based on the size of the clam where they were first originated.

Why farm soft-shell clams. The soft-shell clam fishery is the third most valuable fishery in Maine, valued at about $16 million in and $12 million in Unfortunately, soft-shell clam landings in many coastal communities in Maine have declined in recent years. A: I became interested in soft-shell clam research after having spent time with my grandfather clamming as a child and throughout high school and into college, which I.

Soft Shell Steamer Clams (per pound) These Soft Shell Steamer Clams are straight from our local clam beds off Ipswich & Gloucester, Massachusetts for that special New England Clambake experience.

Feel free to shuck these fresh steamer clams and use them to make your own frying clams. Hard clams are available year-round, with an increased supply during warmer months. These clams have a mild flavor that is sweet and briny. Hard clams are sold fresh live and as shucked meat, frozen shucked meat, frozen on the half-shell, canned, and in value-added products such as sauces and soups.

Hard clams have a longer shelf life than soft shell clams.Soft-shelled clams are thin, oval-shaped bivalves that can grow up to four inches long. They have two long siphons covered in a thick, black skin. Within the shell is a soft body composed of two gills, a heart, a stomach, a kidney, and a large muscular foot.

The gills are used for respiration and for feeding.Soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria) are part of the economic and cultural backbone of Maine’s coastal ng employs the second highest number of fishermen (after lobstering) and steamers are an important local food.

Since the s, however, as water temperatures have warmed, statewide soft-shell clam landings have declined by 75% (Beal et al., ).