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Comprehensive Management of the Wild Commercial Harvest and Mariculture of Geoduck Clams in Southeast Alaska
Benjamin L. Carney

The Southeast Alaska  geoduck clam fishery has expanded greatly since opening in 1983.  Authors recommend  research on geoduck health and impacts on the geoduck clam population, development of a state-operated hatchery and nursery, more accessible paralytic shellfish poisoning testing, an enhancement program for wild geoducks, adjustment of guideline harvest limits to reflect  needs of  geoduck populations, a new survey and harvest schedule, programs to encourage intertidal farming of geoducks, and research to determine efficacy of management methods in achieving sustainability in the  geoduck clam fishery. 

Sue Keller
Background photo: Kenai Range from Katchemak Bay.
Photo credit: Wonderlane, Seattle, WA.