Clam farmers: Market for Hardshell Clams Growing


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Virginia's growing hardshell clam industry produced more than 200 million of the bivalves in 2007.

Of those 211 million clams, 90 percent were shipped to out-of-state buyers.

A survey conducted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences Sea Grant Extension Program reports that hardshell clam aquaculture growers increased their plantings in 2007 by 77 million clams.

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