Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The weight of surf clam meat landed in Virginia is estimated by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Division of Statistics and Market News (DSMN) by multiplying bushels landed by a constant of 17 lb (7. 71 kg) of total meat per bushel. However, total meat weight includes the viscera, a portion of clam not utilized by the industry. Herein is an analysis of the yield of useable surf clam meat weight per bushel and seasonal variability in meat weight relative to seawater temperature for Virginia stocks
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 801
Loesch, Joseph G., Usable meat yields in the Virginia Surf clam fishery (1975). Fishery Bulletin, 75(3), 640-642.