Rhode Island's beloved hard-shelled clam is getting some time in the spotlight for the third annual quahog week. The celebration intended to celebrate the local food economy and honor the state's fishing heritage kicked off Monday. Gov. Gina Raimondo said the week is an opportunity to commemorate the "vitality" of the shellfish industry. Last year, more than 22 million quahogs were harvested from Narragansett Bay and coastal waters.