There are few innate resources to be spoken of in the Cradle other than an abundance of clay in the soil. The grasslands have mostly been converted to farms, fruit orchards, and pastures. Old family vineyards and villas are scattered around the countryside. The bay itself has been mostly fished to depletion, and most fishing occurs farther into the sea. Clams and other shellfish are somewhat more common in the bay than the surrounding coastlines.