Giant clams are a resource utilized by the food and aquarium trade markets. However, aquaculture production is low and does not supply the demand. Ready availability of broodstock and seed is a major problem, as well as practical and consistent
Aquaculture’s complicated risks and underwater product monitoring make the development of effective crop insurance challenging.
Breeding research is pursuing a hardier hard clam strain to improve survival during Florida’s hot summers. Diversification would support additional growth.