"Members of the clam harvesting industry have been requesting for several year[s] to allow the use of mechanical gear to harvest bay clams. Presently, harvest is limited to hand methods. . . The purpose of this report is to summarize the use of mechanical gear in the past in Oregon and currently in other areas and to outline our method of establishing quotas to allow the use of mechanical gear on an experimental basis." (From the Introduction) Includes statistics and suggested harvest quotas for Coos and Tillamook Bays.
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