Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
Welcome to a local clam aquacuture processing facility! As you can see, this is a busy location so please be respectful of ongoing work as you take in the scene.
Skilled professionals diligently handle, pick, and pack all shellfish products to ensure quality and safety for consumers. Historically, Cedar Key was a hub for blue crab processing but now clams are the major seafood processed locally. Read the panel to learn more about different types of processing, packing, and grading. If clams are actively being processed at the time of your visit, you may be able to see the tumbler in action. This is the major first step in washing live clams and culling out and dead clams before the next steps (grading and packing).
This point of interest is part of the tour: Big Bend Shellfish Trail - Cedar Key (Driving)