Jenn Hall

Edible Jersey: Hard Clam Aquaculture 101

Hard clam breeding season is triggered by temperature. As clams awaken from hibernation, they feed vigorously, building stores of sperm or eggs. Aquaculturists manipulate this in the hatchery, replicating nature on an accelerated timeline. The first step is to gather breeders, bring them in, and offer an algae diet.

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Published in the Fall 2018 issue

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