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References on Clams

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1966. Commercial clams of the North American Pacific coast. U.S. Dept. of Int., Fish & Wild. Serv., Bur. of Comm. Fish., Fish Circular 237.

Cahn, A. R.
1951. Clam culture in Japan. U.S. Dept. of Int., Fish & Wildl. Serv., Leafl. FL-399.

Fitch, John E.
1953. Common marine bivalves of California. Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game, Fish. Bull. No. 90.

Iverson, E. W.
1968. Farming the edge of the sea. The Fishermen's Library, Fishing News (Books) Ltd.,
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Loosanoff, Victor L., and Harry Davis
1963. Rearing of bivalve mollusks. Advances in Marine Biology, Vol. 1, Academic Press, Inc. (London) Ltd. pp. 1-136.

Marriage, Lowell D.
1958. The bay clams of Oregon. Education Bull. No. 2. Fish. Comm. of Oregon.

Quayle, Dan B.
1960. The intertidal bivalves of British Columbia. British Columbia Provincial Museum, Handbook No. 17.

Quayle, Dan B., and Neil Bourne
1971. The clam fishery of British Columbia, Bulletin 179. Fish. Res. Bd. of Canada, Ottawa.

Rice, Tom
1971. Marine shells of the Pacific Northwest. Ellison Industries, Inc., Edmonds, Wash.

Ryther, John H. et. al.
1968. Volume 1. The status and potential of aquaculture, particularly invertebrates and algae culture. Part 1. Amer. lnst. of Biol. Sci., Washington, D.C.