Clamming in Sebastian
I want to take my beautiful 5 year old grandson clamming. I heard that Sebastian is the place to go. I know nothing about it. Do I need a boat?? What do I need?? I love clams....Is this a good idea or not???
Not at this time: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featur...
Once the red tide has subsided, you can eat all the fertilizer and misc. encrusted shellfish you want.
Seriously, years ago, we had a healthy shellfish industry. Oysters and blue crabs were plentiful. Now, unfettered growth and pollution has caused the oysters and blue crabs to largely dissapear. The once plentiful horseshoe crab, a very good indicator of the health of our lagoon system is not very common any longer. Our dolphins are showing up with malingnant growths.
I don't think I'd eat any shellfish from the lower reaches of the Indian River Lagoon.
Naysayers!! The IR Lagoon is in better shape now then it has been in a long time! 70% of farmed clams come from the IR Lagoon!! Clam farming is a major industry in that area. as far as doing it yourself.... There are a lot of good places. Just inside the inlet is my fav. This area also allows for good water flow which helps avoid the fert. prob mentioned before. It is a lot easier with a boat or even a canoe. Any muddy area is good. Good luck!! Enjoy!