• 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 »

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    Industry Inputs on Aquaculture Priorities Requested by USDA

    To address the current needs and challenges facing the aquaculture industry, stakeholders and industry members have been invited to voice their opinions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Aquaculture National Program, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) use…

    GoM Shellfish Initiative: Stakeholder Feedback

    GoM Shellfish Initiative: Stakeholder Feedback

    To advance the nation’s first regional shellfish initiative, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission provided funding to the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. The Gulf of Mexico Shellfish Initiative (GoMexSI) team engaged a broad range of stakeholders including shellfish farmers, shellfish harvesters, environmental organizations, state and…

    Presentations and Video of Triploid Oyster Culture Workshop Available

    Presentations and Video of Triploid Oyster Culture Workshop Available

    Natural triploids of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica have only been available for commercial use for the past 15-17 years elsewhere in the U.S., and not until 2014 in Florida. Despite the proof of concept in other coastal states, there is a need to understand…

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