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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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Winner of October Ecosystem Photo Contest

Congratulations to Duane Fagergren for submitting a video that shows how anchovy & shellfish co-exist. 

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This fall, Totten Inlet is loaded with anchovies in two size classes, 2″ and 3.5″. These fish appear to follow a natural abundance cycle. We know forage fish, like anchovies, nourish diverse marine life: fish (especially searun cutthroat), birds and mammals. These predator groups are feeding voraciously on the small, but abundant anchovy prey.

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PCSGA Biannual Beach Clean Up

Join PCSGA for our fall beach clean up, October 21 (Wednesday) IMG_4934

This is a group effort among shellfish growers and coastal communities to clean our beaches in South Puget Sound. Please volunteer to collect, sort, and tally marine debris. Meeting sites are located at the Arcadia Boat Ramp in Shelton and National Fish and Oyster in Nisqually. Enjoy a hearty hot lunch afterwards, compliments of PCSGA. To participate and volunteer, please contact Becky Mabardy: (360) 754-2744 or