Shellfish Shortage a Major Concern for Businesses in Rhode Island

February 2, 2024 Kaitlin Gehlhaus, WLNE

“There is no nitrogen in the water,” said Bill Foeri, owner of Digger’s Catch seafood in East Providence. “The clams are not living and are not coming back.”

FDA Advises Restaurants and Retailers Not to Serve or Sell and Consumers Not to Eat Certain Chopped Clams Likely Harvested from a Prohibited Area in Massachusetts and Distributed by Red’s Best

December 13, 2023 FDA

Restaurants and food retailers in Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), New York (NY), and Rhode Island (RI) that have recently purchased Red’s Best chopped clams, labeled as lot numbers # 331 and # 333, with shuck dates of 23/331 and 23/333. These clams were likely harvested from prohibited waters in MA on 11/25/2023 and 11/26/2023.

Florida Clam Growers Struggle as Aquaculture Industry Reports $34M Loss From Hurricane Idalia

October 4, 2023 Rebecca Petit, WFTS

At Two Docks Shellfishin Ruskin, clams are grown and then sold to restaurants, seafood markets, and distributors throughout the Tampa Bay Area, but lately, the shellfish farmers have been tight on supply.

First Clam Fishery in China Achieves MSC Certification Following a Multi-Stakeholder Improvement Project

September 29, 2021 Marine Stewardship Council

The Yalu Estuary Manila clam fishery in the China Yellow Sea has become the first clam fishery in China to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing. The certification marks an important milestone for the global sustainable seafood movement. 

What You Should Know About the Seasonality of Seafood in Maine

Knowing seafood’s seasons is important “for the same reasons that it’s important for people to know that there are seasons in farmed products,” said Monique Coombs, who oversees marine programs and fishing community engagement​ at the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association.