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Half Shell OysterThis list of shellfish seed suppliers was compiled by the Alabama Extension and is based on best available information and is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are responsible for knowing state requirements and for having the necessary permits for transfers of seed. Check with suppliers and regulatory agencies at the time of your order.

H indicates a hatchery 

N indicates a nursery

Alabama

Auburn University Shellfish Lab (H, N)

  • *Sold for research only
  • 150 Agassiz Street, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
  • Contact: Scott Rikard
    • (251) 861-3018 ext. 1
    • (251) 861-2344 (fax)
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster

Double D Oyster Company (N)

  • 2830 Lawrence Steiner Road, Theodore, AL 36582
  • Contact: Doug Ankersen
    • (251) 591-7346
    • dougankersen@bellsouth.net
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster

L3 Hatchery (H, N)

  • 10870A Beverly Road, Irvington, AL 26544
  • Contact: Lane Zirlott
    • (251) 379-4892
    • www.murderpointoysters.com
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster

Navy Cove Oyster Farm (N)

  • Contact: Chuck Wilson
    • (225) 892-6886
    • chuck.navycoveoyters@gmail.com
    • www.navycoveoysters.com
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster

Florida

Apalachicola Oyster Company (H)

  • 456 Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320
  • Contact: Tammy Reese
    • (850) 653-7426
    • tammy@apalachicolaoyster.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster

Bay Shellfish Company (H, N)

  • P.O. Box 289, Terra Ceia, FL 34250
  • Contact: Curt Hemmel
    • (727) 309-1269
    • curt@bayshellfish.com
    • www.bayshellfish.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster, Hard Clam, Sun Ray Venus, Bay Scallop

Clamtastic (H, N)

  • P.O. Box 664, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Contact: Chris Topping or Anthony Hinkle
    • (352) 213-5999 or (352) 949-2233
    • clamtastic2000@yahoo.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Hard Clam

Ewan Leighton (H, N)

  • 270 Sea Dunes Drive, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
  • Contact: Ewan Leighton
    • (321) 288-8201
    • ewan191@gmail.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Sun Ray Venus, Hard Clam

Florida Shellfish (H, N)

  • 12406 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Contact: Bill Knight
    • (352) 221-3702
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Hard Clam

Great Florida Shellfish Company (H, N)

  • 72 Azalea Circle, Tequesta, FL 33469
  • Contact: Tom McCrudden
    • (561) 702-8159
    • tomm@sunrayvenusclam.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster, Hard Clam, Sun Ray Venus

Orchid Island Shellfish Company (N)

  • 633 Old Dixie Highway, Sebastian, FL 32958
  • Contact: Ed Mangano
    • (772) 589-1600 or (772) 589-5080
    • (Fax) aquagemfarms@aol.com
  • Types of seed sold: Hard Clam, Sun Ray Venus

Pensacola Bay Oyster Hatchery (H, N)

  • 11 W. Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
  • Contact: Josh Neese
    • (850) 512-0024
    • josh@pensacolabayoyster.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster

Premium Seafood (H, N)

  • 7579 A1A South, Crescent Beach, FL 32080
  • Contact: Mike Sullivan
    • (386) 847-3202 (cell)
    • premiumseafoodinc@gmail.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Hard Clam

Seaventures Clam Company (H)

  • 5600 US-1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
  • Contact: Carolina Panoff
    • (833) 732-8368
    • carolina@seaventuresgroup.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Hard Clam

Southern Cross Seafarms (H, N)

  • 12170 State Road 24 Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Contact: Shawn Stephenson or Jon Gill
    • (352) 543-5980
    • (352) 543-5982 (Fax)
    • southerncrossclams@gmail.com
    • www.clambiz.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster, Hard Clam

Two Docks Shellfish, LLC (H, N)

  • PO Box 9493, Bradenton, FL 34206
  • Contact: Brendyn Meisinger
    • (443) 624-2948
    • brmeisinger@gmail.com
  • Types of seed sold: Hard Clam

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (H, N)

  • PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898
  • www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/oyster-larvae-order-form
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: Oyster

Triple N Oyster Farm LLC

  • Dr. Steve Pollock PhD
    • (225) 588-6254
  • 113 ChiChi Lane, Grand Isle, Louisiana 70358
  • pollock@triplenoysters.com
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster

 

Download a PDF of Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019, ANR-2584. 

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