Economic Impact of the Commercial Hard Clam Culture Industry in Florida

Economic Impact of Florida’s Commercial Hard Clam Culture Industry 
A UF study found that the impact of the cultured hard clam industry on the state’s economy in 2012 was about $39 million. Findings also include information on the distribution of clam sales by growers and processors (shellfish wholesalers), processor sales by type of buyer, and economic impact estimates on output, value-added, labor income, and employment relative to the state of Florida. This report represents the third assessment of economic impacts associated with the clam culture industry in Florida—the previous studies being conducted in 1999 and 2007.