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HotMelly Jan 10, 2008 04:40 PM

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???

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    tsrdneck Sep 30, 2009 11:31 AM

    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!

    1. bkhuna Jan 10, 2008 04:55 PM

      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.

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      1. re: bkhuna
        eatnbmerry Jan 10, 2008 04:59 PM

        Oh what a mess we've created in the name of progress! Big sugar is probably to blame for most of the fert problem if not all.

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