Clam Life Cycle
From spawning to adulthood.
The life cycle begins in the hatchery in Nazaré.
The first step is the conditioning and spawning of the breeders.
The second step is larval cultivation until metamorphosis.
The third step is seed cultivation in the hatchery and in the nursery.
After a few months, the seed is transferred to the open sea farm on the coast of Algarve to continue its growth. The seed then spends most of its life growing in the open sea until it reaches the minimum commercial size, which depends on seasonality and environmental and cultivation conditions.