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Mollusks

Mollusk illustration
  • Farmed Mollusks (Clams, Oysters, Mussels)

Fish Facts

  • Most oysters, and many of the clams and mussels on the market, are now farm-raised
  • These mollusks filter their food right out of the seawater, so farming requires no input of feed
  • Wild mollusks may be dredge-harvested, which can damage seafloor habitat
Main Commercial Source: Pacific NW of U.S., New Zealand, Atlantic