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Image : Research Enables Fishermen to Harvest Lucrative Shellfish on Georges Bank

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dredge aboard the Sea Watcher I. A decision by federal regulators to re-open large portions of Georges Bank, after a 22-year closure, went into effect Jan. 1, 2013. The shellfish industry estimates the Georges Bank fishery can produce up to 1 million bushels of surf clams and ocean quahogs a year, valued $10 – 15 million annually. (Photo courtesy of NOAA) (Photo courtesy of Stacey DeGrasse, FDA)


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