• Big Bend Shellfish Trail

  • Oyster demo project

    Oyster Demonstration Project

    Growers and UF researchers are evaluating the performance of triploid oysters to local conditions on Florida’s west coast.

  • Economic Impact

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

  • Sunray Venus Clams

    Project VENUS

    Learn more about ongoing activities in this integrated technology transfer project to assist in sunray venus commercial production.

  • Environmental Benefits

    Environmental Benefits: Ecosystem services provided by the clam culture Industry were valued at $99,680 by UF researchers.

  • Oyster Culture

    Oyster Culture

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

  • Clam farmers

    UF Gator Good Story

    The net ban and Cedar Key's success in replacing fishing with clam farming is featured as a UF Gator Good story.

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?

Big Bend Shellfish Trail

Cedar Key Everlasting

Sunray Venus

Water Quality

Environmental Benefits

Farm Benefits Calculator

Oyster Demonstration Project

Oyster Culture

Latest News & Events »

  • Discussion with Dixie County Oyster Growers

    Discussion with Dixie County Oyster Growers

    To address increased interest in oyster aquaculture, applied research and demonstration projects were initiated in 2016 to evaluate an oyster breeding process to Florida conditions. Diploid and triploid oysters were cultured at commercial farms and at the UF experimental site in Cedar Key, where replicated…

    Dr. Andy Kane (UF) Speaks on Health and Safety of Gulf Seafood Workers

    Dr. Andy Kane (UF) Speaks on Health and Safety of Gulf Seafood Workers

    When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10-11 am A webinar is being hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education to discuss the “Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Gulf Seafood Workers.” Commercial ocean fishing is…

    Report Crop Losses for NAP Coverage to Local USDA FSA Office

    Report Crop Losses for NAP Coverage to Local USDA FSA Office

    For those shellfish growers who signed up for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or NAP, with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for crop year 2019, there is a 72-hour requirement to notify your county office when crop losses are apparent (that means when…

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