• Economic Impact

    Economic Impact: Output from sales of cultured hard clams in 2012 was assessed at $39M by UF economists.

  • Project VENUS

    Project VENUS

    An integrated technology transfer project (Vocational Education Network Using Sunrays) to assist in sunray venus production gets underway.

  • Environmental Benefits

    Environmental Benefits: A new UF study will quantify the value of ecosystem services provided by the clam industry.

  • Oyster Culture

    Oyster Culture

    Fishery declines have spurred renewed interest in oyster culture. DVDs of recent workshops are available.

  • National Public Radio Story

    National Public Radio Story

    The story of the net ban and Cedar Key's success in replacing fishing with clam farming was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Welcome to the new and improved Online Resource Guide for Florida Shellfish Aquaculture.

This site provides, through the University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, information about shellfish farming and
related activities for the general public, growers, and others involved in the shellfish industry. A “news blog” is featured which provides
current information on a timely basis and replaces The Bivalve Bulletin newsletter. This site also includes updates on research and
extension projects, presentations from industry workshops, suppliers’ lists, and pertinent publications. Read More
This site provides, through the University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, information about shellfish farming and related activities for the general public, growers, and others involved in the shellfish industry. A “news blog” is featured which provides current information on a timely basis and replaces The Bivalve Bulletin newsletter. This site also includes updates on research and extension projects, presentations from industry workshops, suppliers’ lists, and pertinent publications. Read More

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Projects
Clam Workshops
What's in the Clam Bag
What Do Clams Eat?
Water Quality
Cedar Key Everlasting
Sunray Venus
Oyster Culture
Farm Benefits Calculator
 

Latest News & Events »

  • Harvesting and Aquaculture Education Training Workshops

    Harvesting and Aquaculture Education Training Workshops
    To meet the annual training requirements for shellfish harvesting, handling, and transportation practices as required by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP Guide Section II, Model Ordinance Chapter X), a series of workshops has been organized around Florida by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,…

    Marketing Cultured Oysters Workshops: May 6-7

    Marketing Cultured Oysters Workshops: May 6-7
    The University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture is offering a workshop on the harvesting and marketing of cultured oysters. The workshop will be held on two dates and at two…

    Florida Trend Report Highlights Aquaculture

    Florida Trend Report Highlights Aquaculture
    Aquaculture, the controlled production of seafood, ornamental fish and other aquatic life, is big business in Florida. In 2012, the state’s producers earned $70 million in cash receipts, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Worldwide, aquaculture is responsible for about half of all…
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