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QPX and Quahog Management. Steve Artabane November 4, 2004. Northern Hard Clam, Quahog. Hill, 2001. Overview of the Quahog. Bivalve Mollusc Mercenaria mercenaria Used by Native Americans-Wampum Fished in Coastal Waters, both sub-tidally and inter-tidally Range Food Uses.

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Qpx and quahog management

QPX and Quahog Management

Steve Artabane

November 4, 2004


Northern hard clam quahog

Northern Hard Clam, Quahog

Hill, 2001


Overview of the quahog

Overview of the Quahog

  • Bivalve Mollusc

  • Mercenaria mercenaria

  • Used by Native Americans-Wampum

  • Fished in Coastal Waters, both sub-tidally and inter-tidally

  • Range

  • Food Uses


Bull raking and hand raking commercial dredging

Bull Raking and Hand RakingCommercial Dredging

Gates 2004


Growout methods

Growout Methods

Three Bays Pres. Inc.


Hard clam aquaculture values in florida

Hard Clam Aquaculture Values in Florida

Ruth et al., 2003


Qpx quahog parasite unknown

QPX- Quahog Parasite Unknown

Smolowitz et al. 1998


Clam seed source mortality

Clam Seed Source Mortality

Calvo and Burreson, 2002


What to do about qpx

What to do about QPX

  • Remove infected clams

  • Do not transport clams from one area to another

  • Limit Densities of growing clams

  • Choose local seed


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