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Oyster farm producers holding oysters

This list of shellfish seed suppliers was compiled by Alabama Extension and is based on best available information. It is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, seed purchasers are responsible for knowing state requirements and 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


Auburn University Shellfish Lab (H, N)

Oyster larvae and seed supplier for research and restoration – May serve in a backup capacity to commercial seed suppliers.

  • 150 Agassiz Street, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
  • Contact: Scott Rikard
  • rikarfs@auburn.edu
  • (251) 861-3018 ext. 1
  • Types of seed 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

Half Shell Oyster Farmed in AlabamaL3 Hatchery (H, N)

Navy Cove Oyster Farm (N)


Bay Shellfish Company (H, N)

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

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

Sebastian Inlet Clams Inc. (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)

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

A man's hand holding oysters.Pensacola Bay Oyster Company, LLC (H, N)

Premium Seafood (H, N)

  • 7579 A1A South, Crescent Beach, FL 32080
  • Contact: Mike Sullivan, (386) 847-3202
  • premiumseafoodinc@gmail.com
  • Types of seed or larvae sold: 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 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (H, N)

Triple N Oyster Farm LLC (N)

  • 8000 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
  • Contact: Steve Pollock PhD, (225) 588-6254
  • pollock@triplenoysters.com
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster


Magnolia Key Oyster Company (H,N)

Ocean Springs Oyster Seed Company (N)

  • 1320 Harbor Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
  • Contacts: Matthew Mayfield, (228) 326-7476, Chase Sekul, (228) 861-1143, or Bradley DeLeon (703) 303-5766
  • eaglepointoysterco@gmail.com
  • Types of seed sold: Oyster


  • 60 Chalet Drive, Perkinston, MS 39573
  • Contact: Tyler Marcee, (239) 691-1499
  • info@spat-tech.com


Palacios Marine Agricultural Research Hatchery

  • 771 S. Bay Blvd., Palacios, Texas 77465
  • Contact: Rob Hein
  • rhein@pmartexas.org
  • Type of seed sold: Oyster


Logos for the Sea Grant, AU Shellfish Lab, and Auburn University College of Agriculture.

Russell Grice, Administrator, Outreach Programs, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science; and Andrea Tarnecki, Extension Specialist, Assistant Extension Professor, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, both with Auburn University

Revised April 2024, Shellfish Seed Suppliers for the Gulf of Mexico 2024, ANR-2584

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