Economic impact of the Florida cultured hard clam industry

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Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida , Gainesville, Fla
Clam culture -- Economic aspects -- Florida., Clam fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Florida., Clam industry -- Economic aspects -- Flo
StatementEffie Philippakos ... [et al.].
SeriesSGR -- 123., Report (Florida Sea Grant College) -- no. 123.
ContributionsPhilippakos, Effie, 1973-, Florida Sea Grant College Program.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 23 p. :
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Open LibraryOL16047561M

Sustainable economy and environment. Now in its 30th year, Florida Sea Grant is the only statewide university-based coastal research, education, exten-sion/outreach and communications program in Florida.

One of 30 Sea Grant programs nationally, it is a partnership program among the National Oce-anic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida’s. the industry had changed.

The primary objective of the study was to measure the economic impact to the Florida economy generated by the commercial hard clam culture industry during This report provides an overview of the key study findings of this most recent economic impact assessment of the Florida commercial hard clam culture industry.

The objective of this study was to estimate the economic impact on the Florida economy generated by the cultured hard clam industry. Florida certified shellfish wholesalers that handle Florida. The economic impact metrics pertaining to commercial hard clam culture suggest an industry that generates significant, positive economic consequences for the Florida economy (Table 1).

The hard clam culture industry supports jobs, including employment in all of the various businesses involved in the growing, processing, selling, and. Economic impact of the Florida cultured hard clam industry. By Effie Philippakos, David Mulkey, Charles Adams, Dorothy Comer, Alan W. Hodges, Leslie Sturmer and Florida National Sea Grant College Program.

Abstract (Funding) Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Lif. The gross economic impacts of the horticulture industry included economic output of $B, total economic value added of $B, and employment ofpersons. These impacts are greater than for any other sector of agriculture and associated manufacturing in Florida, including the large fruit and vegetable industry.

Cultured hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) were the second-largest component of these sales. This document reports the economic impact of the clam industry on the region and state.

Data for this report was collected via a survey of Florida certified shellfish wholesalers that handle Florida cultured hard clams. Economic Impacts of the Florida Environmental Horticulture Industry, 3 Retail sales of plant products and related horticultural goods in Florida included $Bn (32 percent) for plants, $Mn (22 percent) for horticultural supplies, $Mn (10 percent) for lawn and garden hard goods, and $Bn (36 percent) for other types of goods.

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Aquacultural Engineering 23 () – Hard clam (Mercenaria spp.) aquaculture inFlorida, USA: geographic information system applications to lease site selection William S.

Arnold a,*, Mary W. White a, Henry A. Norris, Mark E. Berrigan b,1 a Florida Marine Research Institute, Eighth A6enue SE, St. Petersburg, FLUSA b Florida Department of En6ironmental Protection,   As ofFlorida had the fourth-largest economy in the United States behind California, Texas, and New York with a gross domestic (GDP) product of $ trillion and a.

In areas of Florida where hard clams are cultured, water temperature may vary by 5°F (°C), or more, over a single tidal cycle.

For example, at the Gulf Jackson High Density Lease Area inthe temperature recorded at high tide ( p.m., + feet) was °F (°C), while the temperature recorded at low tide ( p.m., + One of the state’s most dramatic success stories has been in the culture of clams. Hard clams are grown on nearshore, submerged leases off several areas of the state’s coast.

As Floridians’ demand for food that is “farm-to-table” increases, Florida Sea Grant agents and researchers are working to develop technology to expand marine.

Open-water clam culture has proven economically valuable for rural counties in Florida. A recent report indicates that clam farming has a total economic impact of $34 million in Florida. The impact of the growout of cultured hard clams was evaluated at a commercial mariculture site in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida.

Selected biological, chemical and physical factors were compared between a hard clam growout facility and two nearby reference locations. The Florida hard clam aquaculture industry is an example of an emerging aquaculture industry. Two species of hard clam are native to Florida, Mere- the northern hard clam, and Mercenaria - the southern hard clam (Vaughan et al., ).

Natural territories of the two species overlap. Aquaculture (less commonly spelled aquiculture), also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other lture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish.

Arts and Economic Prosperity 5: Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry in the State of Florida. In addition to the national study, Americans for the Arts partnered with the Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. to measure the economic impact of Florida's arts and culture industry.

As noted above, the price of hard clams is very sensitive to the state of the economy; currently US markets are depressed relative to a few years ago.

It is likely that hard clam production will continue to increase at a modest rate in the future. Florida's economy is extremely diverse, with tourism and agriculture among its top industries. Today, climate change is threatening the state's economy, as. The Nursery and Landscape Industry’s. IMPACT.


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37% increase in total. industry output between – $B+JOBS. TOTAL OUTPUT SALES. TOTAL EMPLOYMENT. Florida agriculture. is a $B industry. Economic multipliers estimate the economic activity that occurs in other sectors of Florida’s economy through the industry supply chain (indirect effects) and spending by employee households and governments (induced impacts).

Total employment impacts in the Florida economy, including regional multiplier. They can't say goodbye in person, so ICU patients must use tablets to connect with families CNN; Week ahead: 3 things to know WMUR 'Only we can save us': Health officials warn Americans not to let.

FACTS AND FIGURES— ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB GROWTH • Florida’s arts and culture industry’s annual statewide economic impact grew to $ billion in from $ billion in From tothis sector of the state’s economy grew significantly more rapidly than the economy as a whole.

• The arts are a great investment. on the overall impact of the Florida SBDC Network in terms of em-ployment, sales and value added (analogous to Gross Domestic Prod-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Type of Impact Statewide Impact (US $) Total J Sales / Output $ billion Value Added $ billion Table E.1 - Economic Impact.

States with the highest number of farms include Louisiana (), Mississippi (), Alabama (), Arkansas (), and Florida (). Culture of American oysters, hard clams and mussels occurs in the northeastern region and along the Atlantic coast. American oysters and hard clams.

The body of a crustacean is composed of segments, which are grouped into three regions: the cephalon or head, the pereon or thorax, and the pleon or abdomen.

The head and thorax may be fused together to form a cephalothorax, which may be covered by a single large carapace. The crustacean body is protected by the hard exoskeleton, which must be moulted for the animal to grow. The purpose of this study was to provide interim estimates of the state economic impact of Florida arts and cultural organizations and their audiences.

Americans for the Arts completed studies of the impact of arts and cultural organizations on seven Florida counties based on data for This. Florida ranks third in the United States in aquaculture production values, and the culture of the northern quahog (=hard clam), Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, ), represents the fastest growing segment of the state's aquaculture industry; between and revenue from farm-raised hard clams increased fold (USDAUSDA a).

In fact, the U.S. travel industry can expect to see an average decline in revenue of 81% for April and May. Throughoutlosses will equate to roughly $ billion—translating to a broader $ trillion contraction in total economic impact.

for harvesting cultured clams. Hard clam aquaculture Hard clams are the most com-monly cultured of the bivalve species. Clam culture in the U.S.

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began in the early s. Brood-stock management is a vital step in fulfilling the potential of hard clam aquaculture.

Efforts to pro-duce genetically improved bivalve broodstock are probably as old as. Today, about growers harvest million hard clams annually on acres of submerged land leases located off the coasts of Levy and Dixie Counties.

It is estimated that Cedar Key produces 80% or more of the state’s crop with a gross revenue impact of $35 million to the region’s economy.Estimated Florida Economic Impacts of Production Spending in FY / Florida Impacts FY / the effects of TV, films, movies and media culture, has increasingly been viewed as an important The Economic Impact of the UK Film Industry.

Oxford, 13 Croy.$ million in FY The Total Economic Impact has been steadily increasing since FY Throughout the nine-year period from FY through FY, the Institute has contributed a cumulative total of close to $ billion in Total Economic Impact to the State of Florida.

Of this almost $ billion Total Impact, over 26 percent.