2015 Bristol Harbor Volunteer Quahog Transplant
Shared on behalf of:
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
THE 2015 BRISTOL HARBOR VOLUNTEER QUAHOG TRANSPLANT
TUESDAY MAY 12, 2015
Shellfishermen that participate in the program will harvest the quahogs from closed sections of Bristol Harbor. The shellfishermen will then transport the quahogs to the Bristol Harbor Shellfish Management Area, and 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 transplantshould report to the on-scene DEM enforcement patrol
- Transplanted shellfish will be unavailable for harvest until December 2015.boat by 8 a.m. on the day of the transplant. The officers will collect licenses of all those participating.