Marine Lab_Cedar KeyThe Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program is housed within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory in Cedar Key, Florida, where the hub of the clam aquaculture industry is located. The Marine Lab provides a classroom for workshops and seminars, a conference room for meetings, and wet and dry laboratory space. Field personnel for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) also maintain office space in the Marine Lab, including Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section staff who manage and monitor shellfish harvesting waters in the Big Bend region.