BDN Cites Shellfish Program in Article on Changing Clamming Industry

A course offered at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust in February was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about finding new ways for lifelong clammers to continue to make a living on the flats as the industry changes. The course, which was funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and organized by the Maine Sea Grant Program, the University of Maine, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, Coastal Enterprises Inc. and the Island Institute, brought together a large group of biologists, professors, fishermen and other experts. The group met weekly to learn about shellfish biology, shellfish management, site selection, gear and biosecurity, or biological threats to shellfish, according to the article.