Gathering Edible Shellfish

For a bounty of edible shellfish, you needn't venture out any father than the sand and rocks along the shore.

edible shellfish - tools
Tools of the shellfishing trade, L to R: Quahog rake for shallow water; short- and long-handled clam hoes for hard or rocky bottoms; a carbide miner's lamp for night clamming; clam hoe for soft or sticky bottoms; a pry bar for dislodging oysters.
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