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Geoduck Fishery - Pacific Region

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Harvesting Geoducks

Geoducks ("gooey-duck") are harvested commercially by divers using high pressure water delivered through a nozzle (known as a "stinger") which loosens the substrate around the clam and allows the diver to lift the clams out live. Geoducks are quickly shipped to processing plants where they are packed and usually delivered live to Asian markets.
Click on the diver to see how geoducks are harvested.