New study on human-clam relationships informs modern marine resource management

A new study on the long-term relationship between humans and clams in B.C."s Salish Sea is helping to inform modern marine resource management. Researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Hakai Institute have found that since European contact, the combination of beach siltation from industrial logging and the cessation of ancient Indigenous management practices has resulted in small, slow-growing clams similar to those from early post-glacial times.