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Softshell Clam Survey of Upper Penobscot Bay, 1966-67
Saturday Cove (A - B) This cove is relatively small, and at mean low water, planimeter readings indicate an area of 7 acres. Soft-shell clam producing areas total approximately 5 acres.
Twenty-two samples were obtained from this cove and the commercial standing crop is 1,100 bushels with a community value from $21,500 to $59,400. See Figure 24 and Table 5.
Temple Heights - Bayside (B - C) The surveyed shoreline between Saturday Cove (B) and Browns Head (C) is composed of a rather narrow intertidal zone strewn with cobbles and rock outcrops. Occasional mussel beds are found throughout the area. Planimeter readings show a potential clam area of 50 acres. Available clam producing areas are calculated to be in the vicinity of 44 acres. Eighty stations were sampled along this stretch.
Estimates of commercial sized clams totaled 6,400 bushels with a community value from $124,800 to $345,600. See Figure 24 and Table 5.