Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, written by Sarah Schumann (herself a razor clam harvester), grew out of the 2014 R.I. Shellfish Management Plan, which was the first such plan created for the state under the auspices of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council.

Production of this book was sponsored by the Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and by the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island, with major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rhode Island Foundation, The Prospect Hill Foundation, the Sharpe Family Foundation/Henry and Peggy Sharpe, and van Beuren Charitable Foundation.