Workshops: Florida Hard Clam Seed Production

Hosted by
University of Florida/IFAS
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

UF/IFAS and FAU Harbor Branch, along with industry partners, have been engaged in a two-year monitoring and assessment project evaluating a broad range of factors in clam seed production facilities. These workshops will share findings focused on better understanding and alleviating seed mortality.

Workshop topics to be covered include:

  • Water quality parameters
  • Bacteria and seed health concerns
  • Nursery phytoplankton overview
  • Useful tools for hatchery and nursery operators
  • FDACS Gulf Coast Shellfish Nursery & Hatchery Grant Program

Participate in-person or virtually

July 25, 2023 I 2:00 – 4:00 pm
University of Florida/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Zoom link:

July 28, 2023 I 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Zoom link:
Advanced registration is required for this location.

There is no charge for workshops. Both workshops will be available by Zoom and recorded. Advanced registration is required for the Ft. Pierce in-person workshop only. FAU-HBOI registration closes July 26. Contact Jill Sunderland at to register. Consultations with project participants will be scheduled in advance.

Contact Leslie Sturmer, UF/IFAS, at or 352-493-8340 (cell), or
Susan Laramore Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch, at for more information.

Project funding, including sponsorship of workshops, provided by Florida Sea Grant.

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