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Sunray Clams Are the Next Big thing

When I first lived on Anna Maria Island back in the early 1980s, we could walk out off the north end into Tampa Bay and in shallow water harvest sunray clams. Sweet, salty and delicious, they beat all the hard clams, like quahogs, cherrystones and little necks, hands down.

But then, as with most things natural, under the pressure of growth and development, they pretty much disappeared.

Now, they’re being grown for harvest, and the news looks good. Here’s a story from Tampa Bay times that has the details:



Holmes Beach Fisherman Case to Go to Supreme Court

A Holmes Beach commercial fisherman has already served 30 days in jail for an underweight or undersized fishing haul, but has pressed his case all the way to the supreme court of the United States.

The arguments are not what you would expect, though.

Here’s the story: CLICK HERE