Bristol Volunteer Quahog Transplant – May 7, 2014
Posted on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
THE 2014 BRISTOL HARBOR VOLUNTEER QUAHOG TRANSPLANT IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 7, 2014
Shellfishermen that participate in the program will initially harvest the quahogs in Bristol Harbor, then will be required to transport the clams to the Bristol Harbor Shellfish Transplant Area, and then will dump the clams directly from their own vessel.
The transplant will operate from the Independence Park Boat Ramp in Bristol and will take place between 8 a.m. and noon. Shellfishermen wishing to take part in the transplant should report to the on-scene DEM enforcement patrol boat by 8 a.m. on the day of the transplant.
The officers will collect licenses of all those participating. Transplanted shellfish will be unavailable for harvest until December 2014. See attached flyer.
For additional information, please contact
RI Department of Environmental Management
Division of Fish and Wildlife – Marine Fisheries Section
http://www.dem.ri.gov (401)423-1923 or (401)423-1932