Clam stocks hit an all-time low

The Hindu | Oct 19, 2019 at 4:38 AM
  • Hardly two months for the annual clam harvesting ban to begin, the rows of makeshift sheds in Dalavapuram wear a deserted look.
  • Experts point out climate change, back-to-back floods and unscientific practices as factors contributing to the shrinkage of clam beds that once extended over Ashtamudi with a dense settlement of Paphia malabarica.
  • Some other varieties like njavala kakka (Marcia opima) have been missing for a while.