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Ecosystems services photo competition

Paul TaylorHelp tell the Shellfish Farming Ecosystem Services Story with Your Photo!
– Submissions Due On The 15th of Every Month

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.

Such services include:

  • improved water quality
  • habitat and protection for marine animals
  • pollination for plants
  • soil fertility
  • forage opportunities
  • carbon and nutrient sequestration

We need your photos to help document these important ecological benefits! Submit your own photo and win a cash prize!

August 2017 Winner – Duane Fagergren

Photo by: Duane Fagergren


Capture an example of ecosystem services and submit it online. All submissions will become the property of PCSGA and will not be returned. Photos will be posted on the PCSGA website and Facebook page – and may be reprinted for use in promotional, research and/or marketing material.


A $100 prize will be awarded each month to the photo that best illustrates ecosystem services. In addition, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners will be awarded prize money totaling $1,000 at PCSGA’s Annual Conference! You do not need to be present to win.


Submit your photo via email to by the 15th of each month. Submissions must include:


Mailing address

Brief 1-2 sentence explanation of ecosystem service illustrated in photo