Best Management
Practices Exhibit

BMP SignOn-farm use of best management practices (BMPs) for marine bivalve facilities, such as hatcheries and nurseries, are displayed and demonstrated at the Shellfish Aquaculture Research and Education Facility. Colorful educational signs provide information on site selection, placement of pipes, discharge, erosion control, wetlands protection, seed shipment, health management, genetics protection, record keeping and compliance. Designed and installed by the DACS Division of Aquaculture, the permanent exhibit, funded through a grant under the Clean Water Act, as administered by the Department of Environmental Protection, provides a continuous and “hands-on” source of information for clam farmers to learn about BMPs to achieve the State of Florida’s environmental management goals for commercial aquaculture.