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Ecosystem Services Photo Competition

Welcome to PCSGA Founded in 1930, the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers

Help tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo – Next Deadline: April 15th

 Shellfish culture plays a vital role in providing natural ecosystem services to all living things in our marine environment.  Ecosystem services are the beneficial ecological processes or outcomes which result from shellfish farming that we often take for granted. 

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Press Release: New Oyster Grading Machine Calculates Precise Size for Perfect Sorting

Fishing Creek, MD – Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company has partnered with the University of Maryland to create the Pearlception Oyster Sorting Machine which detects the exact size of Oysters and sorts them accordingly. There is no other machine that has the capabilities of the Pearlception Using 3-D laser image scanning, the Pearlception identifies the precise volumetric size of the Oyster, and packs them into a predesignated box according to their grade. The Pearlception has the ability to pack seven boxes at the same time with up to seven different grades determined by the machine operator.

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Oyster Aquaculture Training Program – Apply Now!

The Oyster Aquaculture Training Program (OAT) administered by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center, Gloucester Pt, VA is seeking another round of applicants for the 2015 season.  The program is a six month hands-on program, focusing on various principles of oyster aquaculture.  Participants will be learning and working alongside researchers during our oyster hatchery season from April to September. They will receive an hourly salary for the duration of their involvement.   A maximum of four participants will be accepted into the training program to ensure a one-on-one experience.  Participants will be expected to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week during normal business hours, and occasional weekends.  The program is from April 1st through September 30th 2015.

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Job Announcement: Shellfish Farm Technician Trainee, Nisqually Indian Tribe

Open: 1/16/2015

Closes: 2/9/2015
~Please keep in mind~ Applications must show how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position applied for in order to proceed to the interview process.
This is an entry level position responsible for performing basic technical duties necessary to implement program objectives of the Shellfish Farm. This position performs task under direct supervision for the Shellfish Farm.

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Job Announcement: Shellfish Culture Project Manager

Suquamish Seafoods Enterprises

Shellfish Culture Project Manager

Suquamish Seafood Enterprises (SSE) is looking for a Project Manager to begin a shellfish seeding program that focuses on the commercial culture of Manila clams, cultch oysters, and single oysters. Culture of Geoduck clams may also be included in the future. SSE is in the first stages of expanding their business product line into cultured shellfish, as our major product now is the marketing and packing of wild harvested geoduck clams.


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