Oyster Culture Projects

Since 2016, applied field trials have been conducted by University of Florida/IFAS to 1) compare performance of diploid and triploid oysters, 2) assess effects of biofouling control methods on floating cages, 3) evaluate various gear types and management practices, 4) determine optimal stocking densities for floating bags, and 5) document annual and seasonal oyster production on an experimental lease off Cedar Key. In addition, a news blog provides detailed information about a large-scale demonstration project in which oyster growers evaluated an oyster breeding process to local conditions on Florida’s west coast.