03 April 2015

• Shellfish...On Long Island Sound

• "A Long Hard Winter for Plying The Waters Of The Sound"


”Your hands and feet get cold, cold,” DJ King said. He was talking about a typical winter day, not about the past winter, which was so numbingly cold that for weeks he couldn’t even venture out to his workplace—Long Island Sound—to work because it was even worse than cold, cold, and his boat was ice-bound.

“DJ is a Branford fisherman, who regularly, throughout normally cold winter days, harvests oysters….”

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• Clams, Clams, Clams….


”The word quahog comes from the Narragansett Indian name “poquauhock.” Native Americans used quahog shells to make beads that were used as money (called wampum). A quahog can get quite old; each line on its shell is a growth ring. You can count the rings to determine the quahog’s age.

”Researchers estimate that the largest quahogs (about four inches in length) can be 40 years old....”

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