Relative Distribution and Abundance of Atlantic surfclam
in the Northwestern Atlantic
Derived from the NEFSC Summer Bottom Trawl Surveys
This shows relative surfclam stock weight and location. Yellow circles indicate surfclams are present, larger circles indicate more surfclams, plus sign (+) indicates sampled area where no surfclams were found.
The information displayed here represents a timeseries collected consistently since 1982.
The Northeast's resource survey constitutes the world's longest and most comprehensive standardized measure of distribution and abundance trends in commercially harvested finfish.