Harwich Shellfish Lab Production
Seed Location 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
                               
Oyster Creek 18,110 102,305 @250,000 * 506,500 * * * * * *        
Allen Harbor 25,200 118,555 @250,000 215,440 1,002,500 557,000 380,750 155,500 201,500 262,000 312,000 348,000 226,000 287,000 158,000
Round Cove 18,909 138,828 @250,000 683,973 638,500 385,750 398,900 392,200 270,000 159,500 134,000 237,000 226,000 287,000 158,000
Pleasant Bay 42,750 107,465 @250,000 210,000   ^ 95,750 #137,050 #269,200 #391,200 #161,740 #162,000 #168,000 #266,000 #309000 181,000
Wychmere Harbor 26,395 70,840 @250,000 368,000 1,525,000 400,500 460,350 155,500 280,800 307,624 293,000 309,000 313,000 163,500 136,000
Herring River     @250,000   983,500 1,325,000 861,700 480,050 390,650 560,856 354,000 384,000 373,000 389,000 271,000
Red River tidal marsh         638,500                    
Saquatucket Harbor-Sflats               151,000 392,300 54,950 134,000 150,000 159,000 185,500 136,000
Harwich High School           3,000   1,000 1,000 1,000          
Sea street public beach                     60,000        
Sauatucket channel                     19,000        
Wychmere channel                 373,000 25,000 35,000 35,000 87,000    
Red River front beach                         20,000   23,000
TOTAL 131,364 537,993 1,500,000 1,477,413 5,294,500 2,767,000 2,238,750 1,604,450 2,300,450 1,370,930 1,503,000 1,631,000 1,670,000 1,621,000 1,063,000
* = Included in Allen Harbor
^ = Pbay sand bar Total seed 1994 through 2008 = 26,710,850
# = Pbay Flat
= (3-5mm) seed in mesh frames
@ = approximate
The Harwich Shellfish Lab located in Wychmere Harbor has been seeding hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) for many
years. From the time clam seed is planted in local shellfishing waters it will take an additional 2-3 years for the seed to
reach legal harvestable size (I inch) depending on several biological and ecological factors. Funding for this program
is procured through a combined effort of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Town of Harwich Natural Resources
Department.