Twelve Florida hatchery and nursery operations are supplying molluscan shellfish seed to growers this year. Species include hard clams, oysters, sunray venus, and bay scallops. A list of these shellfish seed suppliers can be accessed by going to Suppliers on this website or by viewing below. Contact suppliers for information on species, seed sizes, price, color variation, and availability. This list is provided as a service of the UF IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program. We do not sponsor or endorse any of these suppliers over any others.

To obtain a list of East Coast shellfish seed suppliers, contact Gef Flimlin with Rutgers Cooperative Extension (phone: 732-349-1152, email: flimlin@njaes.rutgers.edu) or visit the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association website. Shellfish seed obtained from out-of-state suppliers must meet best management practices pertaining to both genetic protection and disease prevention. For more information, contact the DACS Division of Aquaculture by phone (850-617-7600) or visit their website, click on Laws and Regulations, Chapter 5L-3.

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