Produced Naturally in Florida, USA
Florida Clams Florida Clams

Environmentally friendly and sustainable, the clam industry provides ecosystem services and improves the quality of the coastal waters in which our crops are grown. Learn more.

Environmental Benefits

About our Farms & Farmers

Clam farming supports small businesses in 11 Florida coastal counties. You can find out more about our clam growing areas and meet some of our clam farmers here.

Clam farming provides healthy food, clean jobs and economic revitalization to coastal communities throughout Florida. Read about our production and economic statistics.

About our Industry

About our Clams

The commercial production of clams is highly regulated. Learn about the national and state programs in place to ensure public health and safety and to preserve the environment.

Try Some!

For consumer information on how to buy, handle, store and prepare clams, as well as cooking tips and easy recipes using our delicious and nutritious clams, click here.

From the Hatchery to your Plate

Clam Farming 101:

Hatchery Nursery Growout Harvest

About this Site

 

The website was developed by the University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, in partnership with the Florida shellfish aquaculture industry, in an effort to promote cultured clams as an environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood product.

 

Ada Lang, Designer-At-Large, created this website using Adobe  Muse.

Funding Funding for the website was provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture through the 2014-15 Florida Aquaculture Program (contract #00094300). Continued support is provided through the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association.
Acknowledgments Photography for the website provided by Sean Dowie, Ada Lang, Robert Seidler, University of Florida IFAS Communications, Carlton Ward, Jr., and Eric Zamora. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing provided the photos of cooked clams and recipes.