Clam Industry Workshop Hosted by HBOI & UF

A special Clam Industry Workshop, co-hosted by the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, University of Florida IFAS and Florida Sea Grant, will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the HBOI campus in Fort Pierce (for directions, click on Events). The morning session, HABs-Global to Indian River Lagoon, held from 10am to 12:30pm will feature guest speaker Dr. Sandra Shumway, a renowned expert on impacts of harmful algal blooms and biotoxins to shellfish.

A panel of scientists from universities, agencies, and non-profit organizations will also provide information on water quality research, management and monitoring programs being conducted in the Indian River Lagoon. After lunch (provided by HBOI), the afternoon session from 1:30 to 4:30pm on Hatchery Management from A to Z with start off with a refresher course on bacteriological monitoring and health management in the hatchery. Guest speaker, Dr. John Supan, director of the Louisiana State University’s Oyster Hatchery, will offer practical advice on production hatchery management and troubleshooting pointers. The workshop is free, but to ensure there are enough handouts available, please RVSP by March 6 to Leslie Sturmer, UF IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, by phone (352) 543-5057 or email

For detailed information about these sessions including speakers, click here.

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