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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

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
growout methods
Growout Methods

Three Bays Pres. Inc.

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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