"Aquaculture on The Eastern Shore of Virginia" Virginia Things to Do Tip by jelw

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  Baymen at work
by jelw

The farming of marine fish and marine life for human consumption.
Most predominantly clams here on the Eastern Shore. "Seed clams" are purchased from spawning nurseries, planted in the riparian or sea leasehold along the coastline. The crop is raised till ready to be harvested. This process takes roughly 2 years for clams.
It is Illegal to take from someones leasehold or pots. In some states the farmer or waterman is still permitted to use force to protect his livelihood.
A favored bumper sticker in this area is
" Raise Clams
Not Sub-Divisions "

Address: by the sea
Directions: Photo taken in Eastville, Virginia

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  • Updated Jun 3, 2005
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