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Ecosystem Services Photo Competition

Paul TaylorHelp tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo – Next Deadline: August 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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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

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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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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.