Quahog Nets

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In November 2013, AmeriCorps and FLATS volunteers placed quahog seed over two large areas at Mants Landing. Volunteers first laid out nets and then raked the areas where the quahogs were going to be placed to get rid of crabs and other shells. They then spread quahog seed, covered the area with netting, and buried the sides of the net to keep it in place.

This is a new method the Department of Natural Resources is using this year to grow quahogs. Another method the DNR has tried this year is burying small bins with nets containing quahog seed bordering the oyster cages at Mants Landing.

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