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Ecosystem Services Photo Competition

Paul TaylorHelp tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo – Next Deadline: September 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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2016 Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

Registration Now Open for the 2016
Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

“Building Connections towards Resiliency” this November

Portland, OR, August 18, 2016–The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, educators, technical assistance providers and activists engaged in healthy food and farming to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers. Continue reading

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

August Winner Duane FagergrenCongratulations, Duane Fagergren on being August’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner! While Duane was out digging clams in the early morning, he heard some commotion behind him. A family of river otters hangs out close to the house. One of their preferred foods is small graceful crabs, Cancer gracilis. The crabs use the seed bags (foreground) and this year’s yearling crop (background) to forage in. Continue reading

July Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

July Winner Brian SheldonThe July Winner of the Ecosystem Photo Contest is Brian Sheldon of Northern Oyster Co.! This photo shows the diversity of fauna growing on their float which provides an array of services for many non-shellfish species about 9 months per year. There are no anti fouling materials used in the construction of the float, so the submerged portion becomes heavily covered every year.

PCSGA Member Seeks Oyster Gear

WANTED ZAPCO TUMBLE CAGES
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HC Snail, on Hood Canal, is in need of about 50 Zapco tumble cages with a float on one side and halibut clips and nylon lanyards on the opposite side. They have been using these for a couple of years with good results.

Please contact Dan by phone or text, if you have any or know where to get some. New is preferred, but used in good condition is acceptable.

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