News // February 5, 2015

Pine Island Clam Jam Showcases Sunray Venus

Over 700 folks had the opportunity to take home some cultured sunray venus clams—in addition to popular hard clams—during the appropriately titled Pine Island Clam Jam Food and Music Fest that took place January 31 on a 40-acre Green Planet palm nursery near Bokeelia. The weather was great for a day of music, beer, clam chowder and fun hosted by Pure Grown Aquaculture and the Center for Organic and Sustainable Living. A clam farming display, provided by the UF Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, was popular with the crowd. Joy Hazell, Lee County Sea Grant agent, also provided local information on

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