Job Specialist -
As an amateur clam harvester, your job is to stand in the water, preferably at low tide, and dredge the bottom of the bay for clams. You use a special sort of metal rake with 5 to 20 points that you stick into the mud. If a clam, or rock, is caught in the spikes, it will be pulled up into a built in bucket in the rake. You then harvest these clam and repeat until you have gotten enough clams. The average national sales price for a pound of clams is $9. It is hard work to be a clam harvester because you have to spend many hours bent of a poll, raking the sea floor clams or scallops.