Weekend in Suwannee, Chiefland, Cedar Key and Crystal River. Part2, Clams

clamsAfter my tour familiarization tour of Cedar Key it was time for Clam Farming Talk and Tour, 9:30-11 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. Learn about the industry that has made Cedar Key a major producer of farm-raised clams in the nation, then visit a shore-based facility to a look at a hatchery, nursery and processing plant. FWC Sen. Kirkpatrick Marine Lab, 11350 SW 153 Court.
The first part was a 30 minute slideshow and talk about the whole process about Floridas Shellfish Aquaculture followed by a field trip to Southern Cross Seafood where we saw….

clam raising from fertilising eggs through to sorting harvested clams.

I was able to snag a copy of “Cedar Key Everlasting the story and significance of Shellfish Aquaculture in Cedar Keys” an informative and beautifully put together brochure.

I also found the short video “Cedar Key Clams: Fishermen Farming the Sea” of interest.

And here is an album of the Clam Farming Talk and Tour
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