200,000 Pounds of Quahogs Transplanted


Almost 80 shellfishermen crowded Greenwich Cove Tuesday, but they weren’t just there to soak up the sun and enjoy the calm waters. They raked up about 200,000 pounds of quahogs.

The shellfishermen were participating in one of five major quahog transplants that have occurred in Narragansett Bay areas from April 29 to May 20.

The project entails transplanting about 600,000 pounds of quahogs from polluted, densely populated waters to cleaner waters, according to a statement released by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

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