These listings are provided as a service of the University of Florida / IFAS, Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program. We do not sponsor or endorse any of these suppliers over others.
Clam Farming Suppliers:
The following suppliers are provided by the UF Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program as informational handouts for the Florida clam farming industry. These lists are believed to be accurate at the time of posting to the web site.
2020 East Coast Hatchery & Nursery List Letter
This publication compiled by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service identifies shellfish seed suppliers along the East Coast of the United States. Note out-of-state seed suppliers must comply with Florida’s best management practices pertaining to genetic protection and disease prevention.
2022 Florida Shellfish Seed Suppliers
These hatchery and nursery operations are supplying molluscan shellfish seed to Florida growers. Contact suppliers for information on species, seed sizes, price, color variation, and availability.
2019 Gulf of Mexico Seed Suppliers
This publication compiled by the Alabama Extension Service identifies shellfish seed suppliers along the Gulf of Mexico of the United States. Note out-of-state seed suppliers must comply with Florida’s best management practices pertaining to genetic protection and disease prevention.
2022 Clam Bag, Fabric, and Thread Suppliers
These suppliers are providing clam bags to Florida growers. Contact suppliers directly for information on mesh and bag sizes, prices, and availability. Information on fabric and thread suppliers is also available.
2020 Identification Tags
Examples of several types of tags that can be used for the identification of floating and off-bottom culture gear as well as vendor information.
Oyster Farming Suppliers:
To view Oyster Culture Gear and Supplies list click here.
Other Aquaculture Suppliers:
Florida Aqua Farms
Specializes in live feeds including culture kits, starter cultures, and algae culture supplies as well as provides air and water pumps, water test kits, and more as well as provides air and water pumps, water test kits, and more.
Specializes in marine microalgae concentrates and other marine larviculture and aquarium feed. To calculate supplemental feeding amounts of microalgae for clam seed in a land-based nursery, click here.
Specializes in live, natural, high density, marine microalgae for shellfish, shrimp, and finfish.
Industrial supply company includes such offerings as motors, lighting, material handling, fasteners, plumbing, tools, and safety supplies.
Harbor Freight Tools
Specializes in home, industrial and commercial tools of all kinds including hand tools and generators, air and power tools, and shop equipment.
Specializes in plastic netting for packaging, predator control, traps, filters, and screens for filtration – even stainless steel mesh and sieves.
Memphis Net & Twine
Source of fishing netting, fishing nets, rope, twine, and fishing supplies including custom nets for aquaculture, also supplies boots and raingear.
Northern Tool and Equipment
Specializes in tools of all categories including air tools, fans, generators, hand tools, power tools, pressure washers, water pumps, and winches.
Specializes in industrial and commercial plastics solutions, including bottles, buckets, barrels, tanks, hoses and tubing, valves, pumps, packaging and bags, and totes and bins for the food industry.
Distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials with a complete line of material handling and shipping essentials.
Suppliers of boating-related products and services including hardware, safety equipment, electronics, and pumps