UF IFAS Research A number of applied projects are being conducted or have been completed by research and extension faculty of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and other institutions in support of the shellfish aquaculture industry in Florida.These projects are responsive to the Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program’s industry advisory committee and are developed with input from the Division of Aquaculture of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and other stakeholders.

Projects are focused on four program areas: 1) shellfish aquaculture production and management, 2) genetic stock improvement of hard clams, 3) shellfish farm environment, and 4) other, such as business management. Project summaries are provided, as well as project results and final reports. Some project reports are being updated and will be posted soon.