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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada: Quebec - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.52 / 5

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Assessments are regularly conducted and utilize information on commercial catches, fishing effort, catch rates, and size structure of clams to evaluate status of populations. However, some data regarding fishing effort and catch rates are somewhat uncertain.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing and enforcement is highly effective.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Maine - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown. However, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to no bycatch.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: New Jersey - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown. However, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to no bycatch.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Maine - Northwest Atlantic Ocean (Specifically: Softshell clam Fishery)

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Formal stock assessments do not exists for this species, and it's unknown if overfishing is occurring.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing and enforcement is highly effective.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada: New Brunswick | Nova Scotia | Prince Edward Island - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Formal stock assessments do not exists for this species, and it's unknown if overfishing is occurring.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing, but their effectiveness is unknown.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Pacific

Panopea generosa

Method

Farmed

Bottom Culture

Location

Canada: British Columbia - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

6.34 / 10

Market Names

Elephant-Trunk Clam, Geoduck Clam, Giant Clam, Horseneck Clam, Jumbo Clam, King Clam, Long-Necked Clam, Methuselah's Clam, Mirugai, Pacific Geoduck Clam

Summary

Effluent: Farmed clams are not provided nutrient fertilization. Effluent may be released from the hatchery or nursery phases, but this is not considered to have any negative effects on the environment, and filter-feeding of clams during grow-out is often cited as improving water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms. In isolated cases, anti-predator netting or other plastics may be unintentionally released from the farm, but this is not typical, particularly in regions that dominate clam production globally.

 

Habitat: Farmed clam grow-out operations are primarily located in intertidal or shallow subtidal environments of estuaries, coastal lagoons and bays, all of which are generally considered high- value environments. However, the impact of farmed clam operations on habitat is considered to be minimal, with the main concerns stemming from bio-deposition and harvest.

 

Feed: Clam farming does not require external feed. Clams obtain nutrients by filtering water, which also serves to improve water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms.

 

Disease: Diseases in farmed clams can occur at every stage of production, from the hatchery to grow- out. Farmed clam grow-out systems are open to the natural environment and there is the possibility of disease exchange between wild and farmed animals. However, biosecurity measures have been put in place from the individual farm level to the intergovernmental and international levels, which reduce the risk of parasite and pathogen infection.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Siliqua patula

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Washington - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.366 / 5

Market Names

Hamaguri, Pacific Razor Clam, Razor Clam

Summary

Abundance: Species is not overfished but has low vulnerability to fishing pressure.


Bycatch: Harvest method allows fishers to be highly selective, returning undersized clams or any potential bycatch to the water alive.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Pacific

Panopea generosa

Method

Farmed

Bottom Culture

Location

United States: Washington - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

6.29 / 10

Market Names

Elephant-Trunk Clam, Geoduck Clam, Giant Clam, Horseneck Clam, Jumbo Clam, King Clam, Long-Necked Clam, Methuselah's Clam, Mirugai, Pacific Geoduck Clam

Summary

Effluent: Farmed clams are not provided nutrient fertilization. Effluent may be released from the hatchery or nursery phases, but this is not considered to have any negative effects on the environment, and filter-feeding of clams during grow-out is often cited as improving water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms. In isolated cases, anti-predator netting or other plastics may be unintentionally released from the farm, but this is not typical, particularly in regions that dominate clam production globally.

 

Habitat: Farmed clam grow-out operations are primarily located in intertidal or shallow subtidal environments of estuaries, coastal lagoons and bays, all of which are generally considered high- value environments. However, the impact of farmed clam operations on habitat is considered to be minimal, with the main concerns stemming from bio-deposition and harvest.

 

Feed: Clam farming does not require external feed. Clams obtain nutrients by filtering water, which also serves to improve water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms.

 

Disease: Diseases in farmed clams can occur at every stage of production, from the hatchery to grow- out. Farmed clam grow-out systems are open to the natural environment and there is the possibility of disease exchange between wild and farmed animals. However, biosecurity measures have been put in place from the individual farm level to the intergovernmental and international levels, which reduce the risk of parasite and pathogen infection.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Siliqua patula

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Oregon - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.366 / 5

Market Names

Hamaguri, Pacific Razor Clam, Razor Clam

Summary

Abundance: Species is not overfished but has low vulnerability to fishing pressure.


Bycatch: Harvest method allows fishers to be highly selective, returning undersized clams or any potential bycatch to the water alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Siliqua patula

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Alaska - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.366 / 5

Market Names

Hamaguri, Pacific Razor Clam, Razor Clam

Summary

Abundance: Stock has not been formally assessed, but there are no indications that overfishing is occurring.


Bycatch: Harvest method allows fishers to be highly selective, returning undersized clams or any potential bycatch to the water alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clam, Pacific Geoduck

Panopea generosa

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Canada - British Columbia, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Elephant-Trunk Clam, Geoduck Clam, Giant Clam, Horseneck Clam, Jumbo Clam, King Clam, Long-Necked Clam, Methuselah's Clam, Mirugai, Pacific Geoduck Clam

Summary

This seafood product is currently under re-assessment as the previous assessment report has reached the end of its life cycle. This product continues to be Ocean Wise recommended during this time.


Abundance: Though there is some uncertainty over stock status this species overfishing is not occurring.


Habitat: Geoduck is generally harvested with hand-held water jets (stingers), which are thought to cause minimal damage to impacted areas, especially because geoducks inhabit sandy, dynamic areas sea floor.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Rhode Island - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.782 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Some data is available to inform an understanding but stock status, but overall status is unknown, however, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: North Carolina - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.366 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown, however, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Formal stock assessments do not exists for this species, and it's unknown if overfishing is occurring.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing, but their effectiveness is unknown.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Massachusetts - Northwest Atlantic Ocean (Specifically: Northern quahog Fishery)

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown, however, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: New York - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown, however, it is unlikely fishery severely impacting populations.


Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Formal stock assessments do not exists for this species, and it's unknown if overfishing is occurring.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing, but their effectiveness is unknown.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Siliqua patula

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States - Northeast Pacific Ocean (Specifically: Quinault Indian Reservation Fishery)

Overall Rating

4.077 / 5

Market Names

Hamaguri, Pacific Razor Clam, Razor Clam

Summary

Bycatch: Harvest method allows fishers to be highly selective, returning undersized clams or any potential bycatch to the water alive.


Management: Highly effective utilizings best available information to inform decision making and encorporating high amounts of stakeholder inclusion in the management process.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clam, Northern Quahog

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Farmed

Bottom Culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

7.01 / 10

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Effluent: Farmed clams are not provided nutrient fertilization. Effluent may be released from the hatchery or nursery phases, but this is not considered to have any negative effects on the environment, and filter-feeding of clams during grow-out is often cited as improving water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms. In isolated cases, anti-predator netting or other plastics may be unintentionally released from the farm, but this is not typical, particularly in regions that dominate clam production globally.

 

Habitat: Farmed clam grow-out operations are primarily located in intertidal or shallow subtidal environments of estuaries, coastal lagoons and bays, all of which are generally considered high- value environments. However, the impact of farmed clam operations on habitat is considered to be minimal, with the main concerns stemming from bio-deposition and harvest.

 

Feed: Clam farming does not require external feed. Clams obtain nutrients by filtering water, which also serves to improve water quality and/or nutrient cycling in the vicinity near farms.

 

Disease: Diseases in farmed clams can occur at every stage of production, from the hatchery to grow- out. Farmed clam grow-out systems are open to the natural environment and there is the possibility of disease exchange between wild and farmed animals. However, biosecurity measures have been put in place from the individual farm level to the intergovernmental and international levels, which reduce the risk of parasite and pathogen infection.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Northern

Siliqua patula

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada: British Columbia - Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

4.077 / 5

Market Names

Hamaguri, Pacific Razor Clam, Razor Clam

Summary

Abundance: Stock has not been formally assessed, but there are no indications that overfishing is occurring.


Bycatch: Harvest method allows fishers to be highly selective, returning undersized clams or any potential bycatch to the water alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams

Chione undatella, Cyclina spp., Mercenaria spp., Meretrix spp., Mya arenaria, Scapharca broughtnii, Sinonovacula spp., Tapes spp., Venerupis spp.

Method

Farmed

Bottom Culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

7.01 / 10

Market Names

Blood Clam, Chinese Razor Clam, Frilled Venus Clam, Hard Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Littleneck Clam, Lyrate Hard Clam, Northern Quahog Clam, Razor Clam, Softshell Clam, Venus Clam

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams

Chione undatella, Cyclina spp., Mercenaria spp., Meretrix spp., Mya arenaria, Scapharca broughtnii, Sinonovacula spp., Tapes spp., Venerupis spp.

Method

Farmed

Off-Bottom Culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

7.01 / 10

Market Names

Blood Clam, Chinese Razor Clam, Frilled Venus Clam, Hard Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Littleneck Clam, Lyrate Hard Clam, Northern Quahog Clam, Razor Clam, Softshell Clam, Venus Clam

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Clams, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Massachusetts - Northwest Atlantic Ocean (Specifically: Softshell clam Fishery)

Overall Rating

3.302 / 5

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Bycatch: Fishers use hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and picks to capture clams in shallow waters and mudflats. These fishing methods allow fishers to be highly selective about their catch, making bycatch minimal, and unwanted species are returned to the water alive.


Abundance: Formal stock assessments do not exists for this species, and it's unknown if overfishing is occurring.


Management: Measures are in place to prevent overfishing and enforcement is highly effective.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Clam, Softshell

Mya arenaria

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Cockles, Hamaguri, Littlenecks, Manila, Maninose Clam, Razor & Venus Clams, Steamers

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - The Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery

Variety

Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell

Ruditapes philippinarum

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery

Market Names

Hamaguri, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Manila Clam

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

Variety

Clam, Ocean Quahog

Arctica islandica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

Market Names

Black Clam, Hamaguri, Hard Clam, Quahog

Summary

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Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

Variety

Clam, Atlantic Surfclam

Spisula solidissima

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

Market Names

Hamaguri, Surfclam

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Vietnam Ben Tre Clam Hand Gathered

Variety

Clam, Lyrate Hard

Meretrix lyrata

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous Gear

Location

FAO Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Vietnam Ben Tre Clam Hand Gathered

Market Names

Asiatic Hard Clam, Hamaguri, White Hard Clam

Summary

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Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Clam, Asian

Corbicula fluminea

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Asiatic clam, golden clam, good luck clam

Summary


Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Clam, Lyrate Hard

Meretrix lyrata

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Asiatic Hard Clam, Hamaguri, White Hard Clam

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Clam, Pacific Littleneck

Protothaca staminea

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Clam, Hamaguri

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - DFA Dutch North Sea Ensis

Variety

Clam, Atlantic Jackknife

Ensis directus

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFA Dutch North Sea Ensis

Market Names

Atlantic razor clam, Bamboo clam, Hamaguri

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Clam, Pacific Geoduck

Panopea generosa

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Elephant-Trunk Clam, Geoduck Clam, Giant Clam, Horseneck Clam, Jumbo Clam, King Clam, Long-Necked Clam, Methuselah's Clam, Mirugai, Pacific Geoduck Clam

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Clam, Northern Quahog

Mercenaria mercenaria

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Cherrystones, Chowders, Hamaguri, Littleneck Clam, Quahog, Topnecks

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell

Ruditapes philippinarum

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Hamaguri, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Manila Clam

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Clam, Pacific Geoduck

Panopea generosa

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Elephant-Trunk Clam, Geoduck Clam, Giant Clam, Horseneck Clam, Jumbo Clam, King Clam, Long-Necked Clam, Methuselah's Clam, Mirugai, Pacific Geoduck Clam

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell

Ruditapes philippinarum

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Hamaguri, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Manila Clam

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Variety

Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell

Ruditapes philippinarum

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Yalu Estuary Manila Clam Fishery

Market Names

Hamaguri, Japanese Littleneck Clam, Manila Clam

Summary

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