Oyster Culture

To assist the increasing interests in oyster aquaculture, UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension began offering workshops to bring current information to growers, fishermen, and others. A demonstration project conducted during 2016-17 and replicated field trials conducted since have allowed for evaluation of growing locations, gear types, and management practices, as well as documentation of annual and seasonal production. In addition, a financial risk management tool was developed which allows growers to generate predictive costs and revenues for their farms. This information along with pertinent publications and videos covering a variety of topics on oyster aquaculture can be found here.