Welcome to the Online Resource Guide for
Florida Shellfish Aquaculture in Florida, a completely
updated and redesigned website which replaces the
Florida Shellfish Aquaculture Extension site. This
site provides, through the
University of Florida/IFAS's
Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program (SAEP),
information about clam farming and related activities
for the general public, growers, and others involved in
shellfish. This includes updates on research and
extension projects, current supplier lists, and state
and national publications, such as the SAEP's
newsletter, The Bivalve Bulletin.
Additional resources will be added over time, including
pertinent ones from the former Florida Shellfish
Aquaculture Extension website.
The mission of the extension program is
to support and enhance environmentally and
economically-sustainable shellfish aquaculture in
Florida. The industry produces over 150 million
hard clams annually while providing hundreds of jobs in
rural coastal communities. The program addresses
the needs of the industry through integration of applied
research projects with outreach and educational efforts.