• 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?
Water Quality
Cedar Key Everlasting
Sunray Venus
Oyster Culture
Environmental Benefits
Farm Benefits Calculator

Latest News & Events »

  • Virginia Continues to Lead in Cultured Clam and Oyster Production

    Virginia Continues to Lead in Cultured Clam and Oyster Production
    The annual Virginia cultured shellfish assessment is available online in which a slight decline of 11% in 2015 oyster sales and a 25% reduction in clam harvests are reported, probably tied to the unusually brutal winter conditions last year. Even with these declines, Virginia remains the…

    Mechanical Harvesting Devices Approved for Cultured Shellfish

    Mechanical Harvesting Devices Approved for Cultured Shellfish
    Governor Rick Scott has approved a legislative bill that will allow the use of handheld or hand-drawn hydraulically or mechanically operated devices in harvesting cultured clams from aquaculture leases. The bill (SB 1318) introduced by Senator Charles Dean passed overwhelmingly in the 2016 Florida Legislative Session. A…

    New Fact Sheet: Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Production

    New Fact Sheet: Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Production
    Molluscan shellfish aquaculture provides high quality and high value seafood for human consumption, and mollusks provide environmentally beneficial ecosystem services. In the past five decades, global fisheries and aquaculture have grown steadily, and seafood consumption per capita has increased. Molluscan shellfish has traditionally been a…
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