Mud flats along the coast of Downeast Maine have been closed to clam digging after The Maine Department of Marine Resources detected a type of marine neurotoxin that could afflict clams and other mollusks harvested from that area.Read More
When I interviewed Tim Sheehan last fall in Pembroke for our Oct. 19 story "Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest county," I was impressed by the many creative ways he and his wife, Amy, have been bringing innovation to a tradition-bound industry. So I wasn't surprised by the recent email I received from Tim telling me about a clam-seeding initiative he and some local clammers undertook in mid-April.Read More
The winter weather that is driving Mainers to distraction is making life even tougher than usual for Maine’s clam diggers.
From the shores of Cobscook Bay way Downeast to Waldoboro on the Midcoast, diggers are struggling to get access to the softshell clams they harvest for a living.Read More