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Ecosystem Services Photo Competition

Paul TaylorHelp tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo – Next Deadline: November 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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September Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

scott-smithCongratulations to the winner of the September Ecosystem Services Photo Contest, Scott Smith of Taylor Shellfish Farms. These are natural set Pacific Oysters that spawned from a patch of diploids. Oysters attach themselves to rocks, shells or whatever stationary object they land on. As filter feeders, they play a crucial role in cleaning the body of water they grow in. The more oysters there are, the more filter feeding takes place and the cleaner our water.

Oyster Seed for 2016-2017!

The Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish Company is pleased to announce new oyster seed pricing for the remainder of 2016. They have about 15 million seed in inventory and it is still growing rapidly. Some of the seed is ready to sell as ½ inch seed but some we will overwinter in our two FLUSPYs and will be available early in 2017. They are taking deposits to reserve this seed in 2017. The goal is to serve the small to medium sized independent oyster growers of Washington and to provide some diversity in companies able to provide oyster seed to our growing industry.


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