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Ecosystem Services Photo Competition

Paul TaylorHelp tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo – Next Deadline: July 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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JUNE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

June winner Nyle TaylorCongratulations to June’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner … Nyle Taylor!! Harvesting geoduck loosened the sand just enough to allow scoter ducks to easily pluck ghost shrimp out of the ground. The ducks were not scared of the diver and at one point, came and grabbed a shrimp out of the diver’s hand! — at Taylor Shellfish Farms.

Washington Shellfish Week

Shellfish week logoGovernor Inslee has declared June 4-11, 2016 as Shellfish Week to celebrate the important place that shellfish play in Washington state’s heritage. Community events are being offered to share love for all things shellfish. A calendar of specific shellfish activities during this week are listed here: https://aquaculture.wsg.uw.edu/

There are many wonderful opportunities, and PCSGA encourages you to participate with your family and friends. Share your experience at WA shellfish week with the social media hashtag: #digWAshellfish