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Sundancer7

Norfolk, VA clams Wed, 10/1/08 7:01 PM (permalink)
I was in Norfork for the last couple of days and I read an article in the newspaper there that the farming of Clams in tha area was booming.

Apparently the original species in the area was decimated a few years ago but are being replaced by seed clams that are in leased areas and covered and protected by nets. This procedue is apparently successful as you will see by the attached.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/09/family-clams-together

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    FriedClamFanatic

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    • Location: west chester, PA
    RE: Norfolk, VA clams Fri, 10/3/08 5:50 PM (permalink)
    Great article. I worked for 2 summers on Fishers Island NY where a family has started an oyster business that has grown into a big-time operation! And they are some of the best in the world
     
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      jellybear

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      • Location: surf city, NC
      RE: Norfolk, VA clams Sat, 10/4/08 8:46 AM (permalink)
      They have been doing this down here where I live for over twenty years and Oysters too.The waters around here are still pristine unlike the areas around The Chesapeake where Farmlands and Development has killed off most of the Bay.
       
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        brittneal

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        • Location: fairborn, OH
        RE: Norfolk, VA clams Sat, 10/4/08 9:55 AM (permalink)
        That could turn out to be a real shame. You read about how these fish farms damage the eco-system by throwing the natural balance off. I didnt notice, but are these the same clams that would live naturally in the bay there?
        Also the wosrt scsre is the chemical imbalance of dumping so many tons of secal matter in one area. Unless, is their own waste part of what they can filter? then you have Eries new worry. The water is so clean that it causes a break down in the food chain.
        Dont fool with mother nature.
        britt
         
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          geographer

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          • Location: Tallahassee, FL
          RE: Norfolk, VA clams Mon, 10/6/08 9:33 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Sundancer7

          I was in Norfork for the last couple of days and I read an article in the newspaper there that the farming of Clams in tha area was booming.

          Apparently the original species in the area was decimated a few years ago but are being replaced by seed clams that are in leased areas and covered and protected by nets. This procedue is apparently successful as you will see by the attached.

          http://hamptonroads.com/2008/09/family-clams-together

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN


          I wish I had known you were here! We should get roadfooders together for a Hampton Roads/Tidewater tour....
           
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