Seed Program

This year, we had 167,000 seed quahogs in the tidal upweller and 200,000 in the shore based upweller at the Town Dock. These seed and silos were cleaned and watched over all summer and then planted in the River this past fall. There were plenty of algae in the water and they grew well. We also purchased an additional 350,000 seed, all field plantable size, in two deliveries from ARC, a hatchery located in Dennis, MA. Two-hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) were one-inch round size, which have the best chance for survival from predators. Again, this seed was purchased with Gift Fund money. Our plan is to purchase 500,000 one-inch size seed in the spring after the water temperature is acceptable for the seed to dig in.