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quahog:

see clamclam,
common name for certain bivalve mollusks, especially for marine species that live buried in mud or sand and have valves (the two pieces of the shell) of equal size.
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They gathered samples of both wild and farmed oysters and quahogs from various water bodies in Cape Cod.
In the northwest Atlantic, ocean quahogs range from Cape Hatteras, NC, to St.
Description Or Purpose Of Procurement: The Division Is Seeking Bids From Commercial Dredge Boats For The Harvesting Of Contaminated Quahogs From The Southern Portion Of The Taunton River And Delivered To Nine Buzzard Bay Municipalities; Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Bourne And Gosnold (gosnold s Quahogs Will Delivered To Dartmouth For Pick Up).
In the case of quahogs, and many other bivalves with eulamellibranch homorhabdic gills, much of the captured material is transported to the ventral groove (VG; Atkins, 1937; Beninger et al.
2) A minimum size for quahogs, 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) widest part, was set;
The average annual quota and harvests of surf clams and ocean quahogs increased slightly between 1980-84 and 1985-1989, and since 1989 they have remained relatively stable.
Larger sized quahogs are also referred to as chowder clams as they can be tough and work best when cut up and added to chowders and stuffing.
The Warren, Rhode Island-headquartered company has been harvesting, shucking, cleaning, chopping, stripping and freezing surf clams and quahogs for three generations.
They also watch for, and respect, warnings of red tide; the plankton-produced toxin can temporarily make clams and quahogs that have fed on it poisonous, if not deadly.
Quahogs and surf clams are caught by hydraulic dredges that suck up large amounts of seabed.
76) The quota was initially divided only among vessel owners who reported landings of surf clams or ocean quahogs between January 1, 1979 and December 31, 1988.
As the test case for a controversial fisheries-management scheme called the Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ), the federal government has transferred ownership of ocean quahogs (a type of clam used in chowder) and surf clams (used in clam strips) to the fishermen.