• 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

Topics »

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

Latest News & Events »

  • Clam Industry Workshop Hosted by HBOI & UF

    Clam Industry Workshop Hosted by HBOI & UF
    A special Clam Industry Workshop, co-hosted by the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, University of Florida IFAS and Florida Sea Grant, will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the HBOI campus in Fort Pierce (for directions, click on Events). The morning session, HABs-Global…

    Pine Island Clam Jam Showcases Sunray Venus

    Pine Island Clam Jam Showcases Sunray Venus
    Over 700 folks had the opportunity to take home some cultured sunray venus clams—in addition to popular hard clams—during the appropriately titled Pine Island Clam Jam Food and Music Fest that took place January 31 on a 40-acre Green Planet palm nursery near Bokeelia. The…

    New Guide Released for Shellfish Growers

    New Guide Released for Shellfish Growers
    A new guide, Information for Shellfish Growers, was recently released by the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture to help navigate the shellfish aquaculture permit process in the United States. The guide is designed to help shellfish farmers understand the main types of leases, permits, or…
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