Casco Bay’s productive waters and mudflats support a variety of shellfish species, including softshell clams, blue mussels, and quahogs. For many residents and commercial diggers around Casco Bay, shellfish harvesting represents an important tradition and source of livelihood.
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. (2011). Protecting Shellfish Beds Fact Sheet. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.