Seeding the Great Salt Pond with hard shell clams is normally a spring event, but the Shellfish Commission is considering making it a fall event as well. The clams used to seed the pond in the spring are of harvestable size, but obtaining them can sometimes be a challenge. There are several variables in the equation — water temperatures and the availability of stock from seed growers being just two.
By seeding the pond in the fall, the clams used could be smaller, allowing them to grow out to harvestable size by the time tourists
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