The 2018 clam netting seems to be a real step-up from previous years. It's a tighter weave, which reduces the opportunity for errant marine life to become entrapped in the netting. It's super easy to install, via the provided instructions and using rocks from the beach, in addition to the stakes. We've been augmenting our clam beach for the past four summer using Taylor products. Happy to report that our inhabitant level seems to have returned to the level we enjoyed prior to our beach being over-harvested (by people with whom we share the Salish Sea, aka Puget Sound).