October ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms winner of $100 for this photo of a juvenile sea otter she calls Scuppers. He is missing a front paw which probably would doom him if he hadn’t figured out to befriend us. Scuppers spends his days close by our farm boat eating all of the urchins, crabs and mussels that are washed out our boats as we clean and harvest oysters. Everywhere we go, Scuppers follows for a meal. He went from a skinny starving Read More

August ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations to the winner of this month’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest, Duane Fagergren of Calm Cove Oyster Co. 

Under this mat of green macro algae (Enteromorpha sp) lies this year’s crop of yearling single Pacifics. The oysters consume phytoplankton, and excrete feces, pseudo feces, and ammonia in a mixture Read More

Have you registered for our 71st Annual Conference & Tradeshow yet?

Be sure to sign up for the 71st Annual Shellfish Growers Conference & Tradeshow in Welches, OR this year at The Resort at The Mountain.

NOTE: The Resort at The Mountain is now fully booked Sept. 19-20. The resort recommends a reservation at Whispering Woods Resort. Be sure to ask both resorts about adding your name to a waiting list in case there are last-minute cancellations. There are several other options for hotels near by. See Best Western Mt. Hood (15 minutes away)

July ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations to Margaret Homerding at Nisqually Indian Tribe, July winner of the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100! She shows how oysters provide valuable structure and habitat!

Thank you to all of this month’s participants. Photos and captions for the next contest are due August 15th. See contest link on PCSGA website for details.