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GRANT NUMBER:  NA76FD0096           NMFS NUMBER:  96-NER-076

REPORT TITLE:  Recruitment Enhancement Of The Soft-Shell Clam (Mya arenaria)

AUTHOR:  Heinig, Christopher S.

PUBLISH DATE:  August 24 1999

AVAILABLE FROM: National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930-2309.  PHONE: (978) 281-9367

ABSTRACT

Four recruitment enhancement structures and treatments, vertical wooden laths, plastic fencing, pine boughs, and raking of the substrate, were tested against controls to determine their comparative effectiveness in increasing setlement of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria.  The test was conducted at three tidal heights at five separate sites within a nearly fully draining tidal basin in Biddeford Pool.

 
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