2015 Clam Workshop

Clam Workshop FLYER PICTUREA special Clam Industry Workshop, co-hosted by the Florida Atlantic University-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU-HBOI), University of Florida IFAS, and Florida Sea Grant, was held on March 10 at the HBOI campus in Fort Pierce. A morning and afternoon session provided current information addressing two topics identified by the clam culture industry as critical needs.

Morning Session:
Water Quality—From a global overview
to the Indian River Lagoon

Agenda and Presenter Information

Shellfish Aquaculture: Impacts on environment, impacts of the environment on culture, and the role shellfish may or may not play in mitigating coastal eutrophication
Sandra Shumway, University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Editor of Journal of Shellfish Research and Journal of Harmful Algae

Role of nutrients on harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon
Brian LaPointe, FAU-HBOI Marine Ecosystem Health

Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatories (LOBO) for intensive, real-time water quality sampling in the Indian River Lagoon
Dennis Hanisak, FAU-HBOI Marine Ecosystem Health

The Indian River Lagoon Protection Initiative
Chuck Jacoby, St. Johns Water Management District

Panel Discussion with scientists, agency representatives, and clam industry members


Evidence of sewage-driven eutrophication and harmful algal blooms in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon
Brian E. Lapointe, Laura W. Herren, David D. Debortoli, and Margaret A. Vogel. Harmful Algae 43 (2015) 82–102.

Scales of temporal and spatial variability in the distribution of harmful algae species in the Indian River Lagoon
Edward J. Phlips, Susan Badylak, Mary Christman, Jennifer Wolny, Julie Brame, Jay Garland, Lauren Hall, Jane Hart, Jan Landsberg, Margaret Lasi, Jean Lockwood, Richard Paperno, Doug Scheidt, Ariane Staples, and Karen Steidinger. Harmful Algae 10 (2011) 277–290.

From red tides to green and brown tides: Bloom dynamics in a restricted subtropical lagoon under shifting climatic conditions
Edward J. Phlips, Susan Badylak, Margaret A. Lasi, Robert Chamberlain, Whitney C. Green, Lauren M. Hall, Jane A. Hart, Jean C. Lockwood, Janice D. Miller, Lori J. Morris, and Joel S. Steward. Estuaries and Coasts (2014) DOI 10.1007/s12237-014-9874-6.


Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatories (LOBO) for intensive,
real-time water quality sampling in the Indian River Lagoon

LOBO water quality sampling_presentation PICTURE

The Indian River Lagoon Protection Initiative
IRL protection initiative_presentation PICTURE

Red tides, green tides, and brown tides in the Indian River Lagoon
Red green and brown tides in IRL_presentation PICTURE

Afternoon Session:
Bivalve Hatchery Management from Algae to Zygote

Agenda and Presenter Information

Hatchery session PICTUREManaging diseases in the hatchery through bacteriological monitoring—supplies needed, procedures, where to take samples and what they mean
Susan Laramore, FAU-HBOI Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory and Rolland Laramore

“Walk the Talk” through HBOI’s hatchery—operation, management and troubleshooting tips
John Supan, Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery, Grand Isle, LA


Water quality in bivalve hatcheries

Prevention and management of infectious diseases in bivalve hatcheries

Bivalve Hatchery: An outline of maintenance senses and vigilance


Increased bivalve hatchery and nursery production through improved management
Improved management of bivalve hatcheries_presentation PICTURE