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quahog

Medtalk A derogatory regionalism for an obese, pregnant, unkempt, malodorous, socially/economically disadvantaged ♀. See Gomer.
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About 75% of the Maritimes quahogs currently are landed on P.E.I.
Our past studies on predation on oysters (MacKenzie, 1981), quahogs (MacKenzie et al., 2002), bay scallops (MacKenzie and Lind 2013), and surf clams (MacKenzie et al., 1985) illustrated the same rapid destruction of bivalve recruits that European scientists documented.
Shellfish harvested in the fall incorporated more nitrogen, which Reitsma said wasn't a surprise, since oysters and quahogs tend to "fatten up" in the fall in preparation for the winter season.
In the case of quahogs, and many other bivalves with eulamellibranch homorhabdic gills, much of the captured material is transported to the ventral groove (VG; Atkins, 1937; Beninger et al., 1997).
Prior to the negotiation period, there were some vessels that were licensed to harvest surf clams and ocean quahogs but they were not actively utilized; the vessel owners' expectation of a future property right created the incentive to harvest with those vessels in order to establish a historical record of harvests.
Larger sized quahogs are also referred to as chowder clams as they can be tough and work best when cut up and added to chowders and stuffing.
Approximately 270,000 pounds of surf clams and 300,000 pounds of quahogs are processed per day.
(They also watch for, and respect, warnings of red tide; the plankton-produced toxin can temporarily make clams and quahogs that have fed on it poisonous, if not deadly.)
Quahogs and surf clams are caught by hydraulic dredges that suck up large amounts of seabed.
Once the annual bushel allocation amount is established, a corresponding number of cage tags must be issued to the fisher.(80) Before offloading,(81) all cages that contain surf clams or ocean quahogs must be tagged with these cage tags, which are then collected by the Regional Director.(82)
QPX, a pathogen of quahogs (hard clams), employs mucoid secretions to resist host antimicrobial agents.