Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DEM Aquatic resource education program to offer four free recreational clamming classes this summer

Have you ever wondered how those littlenecks ended up behind the seafood window of your local grocery store? Did you know that as a Rhode Island resident you can harvest your own clams recreationally without a license? Here is your chance to learn how to dig for clams, what type of equipment is needed, and about the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island's quahog industry thriving. The program is sponsored by the University of Rhode Island's Sea Grant and features commercial shell fisherman Jody King, who will introduce participants to recreational clamming. Space is limited and registration is required.


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