In the fall of 1999, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) launched a pilot crop insurance program for quahog (hard shell clam) farmers.
As Massachusetts’ shellfish aquaculture industry continues to grow, issues of risk and liability may arise. This bulletin describes some of the potential risks and liabilities, while providing some tips for protecting shellfish farmers, shellfish consumers, and the public from harm.
Walton, W. and J. Gallons
Marine Extension Bulletin, 4 pp., 2004
Valiela, I., D. Rutecki, and S. Fox
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 300, pp. 131-159, 2004 WHOI-R-04-003