Jim Russo – There When Rhode Island Aquaculture Started Taking Off – 1999

This event opened my eyes early on to the agenda and absurd nature of aquaculture, and public enhancement with aquacultured shellfish.  While this steamer clam project was going on, there were unfathomable amounts of wild steamer clams and steamer clam seed in Narragansett Bay, especially at Conimicut Point. The steamer clam seed literally carpeted the bottom a foot thick. The amount of steamer clam seed planted by this early public enhancement program was infinitesimal compared to the natural set. It was literally an absurdity! Let experience do the talking!


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