Discussion of the horse clam season – Coos Bay Public Deposited
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When should the clamming season for horseneck, fat gaper, or horse clams (Tresus capax) be closed in Coos Bay? They are in "very poor condition" after spawning, and should not be harvested until they have a chance to recover from spawning season. But when do they spawn? Is Coos Bay dramatically different from other Oregon bays? The authors argue that it is not so different, and discuss current regulations and available data.