Representing the needs of aquaculture and the environment

Grower Resources

Best Management Practices

The BMP manual and the Excel macro-enabled template to create your own BMP document.

Certified Shippers List

Updated monthly by the FDA; searchable by state and country


Helpful websites listing aquaculture jobs

Extension Agents

Listed alphabetically by state

Hatchery and Nursery List

East Coast list updated annually by Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Ocean County N.J.

How to Install a Soft-Shell Clam Farm

This comprehensive guide by John M. Hagan and Ethel Wilkerson of Manomet lays it all out.

Rookie Mistakes

Learn the easy way from those who found out the hard way

Shellfish Sanitation Guides

Updated periodically by NSSP

State Permitting

State-by-State Summary of Shellfish Aquaculture Leasing/Permitting Rules and Production Data in Microsoft Excel format

Workshop Videos

University of Florida Oyster Culture Workshop Series

Gear Comparison Study

Comparison of Bottom and Floating Gear for Growing Oysters in Southeastern Massachusetts

Getting Started in FL

Everything you need to know about growing shellfish in Florida. From acquiring a lease, to risk calculations, to planting, to harvest.