FARMING THE FUTURE
THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE
As a premium commercial shellfish hatchery, our mission is to consistently produce the highest quality shellfish seed for our farmers, and support their businesses through providing a stable seed supply.
On a broader scale, our mission is to accelerate the rate of innovation within aquaculture and grow United States aquaculture production domestically. Through growing the aquaculture industry domestically we can support healthy and sustainable farming practices, as well as help relieve pressure from wild stocks.
Through our specialty line of artisanal clam chowder soups, we hope to spread awareness around the benefits of eating shellfish, and sustainable aquaculture.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Research is the key to innovation. We are studying genetics and the possibility of breeding shellfish that can combat the acidification of our oceans, as well as optimal algal strains for the healthiest clam diet.
We pride ourselves on consistent seed supply. Through focusing on quality assurance and biosecurity we have put protocols in place that ensure excellent survival rates and health all year long.
WATER TREATMENT QUALITY
Our water comes from an underground salt well, and goes through a sanitation process that includes being degased and biofiltered. We then sterilize and polish it through a UV sterilization unit.
Our team has 80+ years of combined experience in the fields of Aquaculture and Biology. We are very passionate about shellfish husbandry and it is an art form that we are continuously improving and mastering.
We have manufactured an ideal and stable environment for rearing shellfish. This includes everything from our facility location, a stable and clean water supply, and optimal algal strains/genetics.
Our team is working towards a large-scale restoration effort to help clean coastal waterways, and rid them of harmful algal blooms. Shellfish sequester nitrogen and carbon combating algal blooms and acidification.
MEET THE TEAM
Samantha joined us in December as an intern and is now a full-time part of the Seaventure team. She shares the same passion for making a positive impact on the environment and her ultimate goal is to save the oceans. She loves working with clams and sees aquaculture as a viable way to do so.
Kate is a former executive VP turned entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in marketing. She assists with Vision, direction, and execution. Kate helps keep the management team aligned in its mission and goals.
Payton is one of the newest Hatchery Techs for Seaventure Clam Co. She has her Bachelor's in Aquatic Biology and has worked with various marine science labs and aquariums. Her interest and passion for aquaculture is what brought her all the way from San Diego, California to Florida.
Beth helps us make better business decisions. She has 20+ years experience in advising young start ups, and provides excellent business planning advice. Her advice has allowed us to accelerate production, and produce even more clams!
Hatchery Manager, Co-Founder
Tori has her Bachelors in Marine Science, and has 4 years experience in the aquaculture field, and co-founded Seaventure Clam Co. along with Jamie Grooms. Her focus is on accelerating production through better algal managment, team management, and equipment.
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Sales & Marketing Manager
Carolina handles sales and marketing for both Seaventure Clam Co, and Seaventure Seafood Co. She decided to make the move from the software industry to becoming a self-proclaimed clam monger. Her focus is establishing customer relationships, expansion, partnerships, and educating consumers on the benefits of shellfish.
Richard has 32+ years experience in the aquaculture field (and has the stingray scars to show it)! His research forms the basis of much of the technology we use today for shellfish farming. He is dedicated to advancing the industry forward, as he believes this is the future of food security with a growing population.
Jamie is a serial entrepreneur and innovator. He has successfully changed the biotechnology industry for the better, and is now focused on his true passion, Marine Biology. Jamie uses his gifts to inspire businesses to make a greener and cleaner planet. He is committed to making shellfish aquaculture crucial to the food industry.
Quality Control Technician
Ryan 's passion for aquaculture brought him to Florida three years ago. He is our most senior Technician and works closely with Tori to keep Seaventure clams happy, and healthy. Ryan loves his work, and we have never met anyone more passionate about shellfish!
Mark is a clean water innovator. He founded BioFilter Systems, whose core focus is to make the world’s wastewater crisis a non-issue through filter technology. He has filed 6 aquaculture specific patents to date.