Florida Clam Farming
Good for the Environment, Good for the Economy
Due to foreign competition you don’t often hear about Florida aquaculture (farming fish and shellfish). But, growing clams in Florida has proven to be profitable, good for the environment, and an important way to sustain rapidly vanishing working waterfronts in the state. Want to learn more?
The University of Florida Shellfish Extension website provides a wealth of information on Florida’s clam industry.
Also, check out the Cedar Keys Everlasting project website which explains the importance of clam farming to this historic Florida fishing village and how the industry benefits the environment