Pacific Oyster Seed from Alaska

Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association has diploid seed available. Seed has a proven record of excellent growth and they offer competitive pricing. References available upon request.

For more information call 907-235-1935 or email

Bellingham Technical College Fisheries Instructor

Bellingham Technical College invites applications for one full-time one year temporary faculty assignment in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program. Continuation of position will be reviewed each fiscal year and is dependent upon funding. The position reports to the Dean of Professional Technical Education and is anticipated to begin in September, 2017.

The Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences program prepares students for employment in a variety of fisheries occupations with emphasis on fish culture and aquaculture. Teaching content includes such subjects as: Aquatic Invertebrate Biology, Salmonid Biology, Fish and Shellfish Biology, Aquaculture Techniques, Hatchery Operations, Water Quality, Spawning and Sampling Techniques, Habitat Restoration Techniques, Fisheries Management, the Ecology of Rivers, Lakes and Streams and other related courses.

For position duties, responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply please view the job description below.

Final Fisheries posting Feb 21 2017 wout supp

Broodstock Development Hatchery Technician

Taylor Shellfish Farms is seeking a detail-driven employee to work closely with the Broodstock Development Manager as well as the other hatchery staff to breed and test future broodstock lines from selected stocks. Everyday tasks require extensive attention to detail and sterile techniques to prevent contamination between families. This is a very physically active position including repetitive lifting of 2 gallon buckets, standing and working on concrete floors and working long hours on occasion.

For benefits, requirements, and how to apply click on the job description below.

Research Hatchery Tech

Shellfish Nursery Worker–Totten Inlet, Olympia WA

Taylor Shellfish Farms, one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America, is seeking a Shellfish Nursery Worker. This is an entry level position that will support the raising of clam and oyster seed on Totten Inlet rafts. The position maintains the health of seed by routine cleaning and care. Full time and seasonal positions available. Position may require working weekends.

For responsibilities, required skills, physical demands and benefits see the job description below.

Totten Nursery PositionSelect Files

Submit completed applications to Courtney Hansen at

Billion Oyster Party

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Get treated to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate the movement to restore NY Harbor and our local marine environment. Mingle with over 40 oyster farmers who will be shucking and serving their delicacies and enjoy bites from some of NYC’s top restaurants while learning about oyster culture and restoration. Speak to NY Harbor School students about their work on the Billion Oyster Project and then learn how to shuck an oyster at the R.Murphy Knives Shucking Station. Finally, wash it all down with brews, sodas, spirits and wines from local partners while watching the BOP All-Star Shucking Championship!

Proceeds from the event will support the five program areas of the Billion Oyster Project: Reef Construction & Monitoring, Shell Collection, BOP Schools, Oyster Production and Public Engagement. Each program stands alone as an important advance in ecosystem restoration and public education. Together they make up our Harbor and City wide project that will have a dramatic impact on ecosystem health as well as public awareness, understanding and appreciation of NY Harbor.

For more information visit

Shellfish Project Coordinator

The Willapa – Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association has an opening for a Project Coordinator.  The Project Coordinator is responsible to define, coordinate, manage, participate in, and follow to completion projects related to shellfish farming while reporting to a diverse Board of Directors.  Requires a self-starting, dedicated, and committed person with ability to work independently, and who can assist in pursuing the best interests of the shellfish farming community in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the day to day operations of an association as well as project management with an emphasis on technical agriculture type reporting, scheduling, budgeting, computer skills, and team skills.  Knowledge and experience with integrated pest management plans a plus. (more…)

Join Us for the 19th Annual

Shellfish Lovers Ultimate Rejuvenation Party

April 23, 2017       4:30-8pm       

Fish Tale Brew House        Olympia, WA

Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for SLURP 2017 are now available for purchase at Alternatively, one month before SLURP, tickets may be purchase at Bayview Thriftway, Ralph’s Thriftway, The Wine Loft or Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia.


The cost is $60 in advance or $75 at the door.

You might also enjoy our MUCK-A-MUCK PARTY PACKAGE:
Includes early entry for 8 guests at 4 pm, private table/seating, 8 bottles of beer, a bottle of wine, private oyster bar, a shucking demonstration at your table, and an oyster/wine pairing demonstration from 4-5 pm. Cost is $1100 per table.

   Your ticket includes:
  • Fabulous Feast of Shellfish Dishes made by local restaurants
  • Taste an Assortment of Washington Wines (if you like what you try, you can purchase it from the wine store).
  • Brews made by Fish Brewing Co.
  • Grand Oyster Bar
  • Celebrity Slurp-Off
  • Live Auction
  • Live Music
  • 100% of proceeds benefit PCSGA’s Shellfish Habitat Restoration Fund which provides funding for shellfish education and habitat restoration efforts.

Ebb and Flow Film Screening & Reception, March 26th 2-5pm

‘Ebb and Flow’: A Japanese-American family, an oyster, and how they influenced Pacific NW history

Ebb and Flow follows Jerry (Eiichi) Yamashita, as he recounts his
family history from the despair of the Japanese internment camps,
to his father’s pioneering efforts in the 1930’s to save the Pacific
Northwest shellfish industry from total collapse.

With the help of rare archival footage, the film begins with his
father’s decision to immigrate to America in 1900, and spans three generations of entrepreneurial spirit and triumph, while facing unending struggle and uncertainty.

Screening at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512

Reception includes local oyster raw bar, shellfish hors d’oeuvres prepared by Xinh Dwelley, small bites, and organic wines.

Adult: $30
Senior (+65) and Military: $25
Students and Youth (21 and under): $20
Includes a $3 Washington Center service fee

Tickets available at Washington Center for the
Performing Arts Box Office
(360) 753-8585

Film produced by Leaping Frog Films
Event hosted by the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

WINNER of January Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100 is Steve Seymour from Drayton Harbor Oyster Company. Here, he shows a male plain fin midshipman guarding the spawn on the underside of a mesh growout bag which provides a hard protected surface. Needless to say, bags with spawn are left in place for 3-4 weeks.

Thank you too all who submitted photos for this month’s contest. February 15th is the next deadline for the Ecosystem Services Photo Contest.

Job Announcement: Nisqually Indian Tribe Shellfish Farm Technician

Nisqually Indian Tribe is seeking a Shellfish Farm Technician. This is an entry level position responsible for performing basic shellfish duties under direct supervision.

For a complete job description follow the link below

Shellfish Farm Technician

Contact Nisqually HR at 360-486-9558 or click here to apply

Two Hatchery Technicians Needed at Taylor Shellfish, Quilcene, WA

Taylor Shellfish Hatchery in Quilcene is looking for two new hatchery technicians to join their team, beginning in February. Applicants should be hard working, energetic, find joy in growing living organisms and do not mind the repetive chores necessary to complete daily tasks.

Both job descriptions, requirements and how to apply are listed in the links below.

Hatchery – Larvae Technician

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Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner–December

Congratulations to December’s WINNER of the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100, Zach Loescher of Penn Cove Shellfish.

“Getting ready to release a young octopus which rode a mussel line up the harvest conveyor. Octopus like the abundance and variety of food such as shrimp and small crabs which live among the mussel lines. The suspended lines of a mussel raft are similar to a small forest in that they provide a place for many species to call home or to find food or safety.”

Job Announcement: Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension–Aquaculture Specialist, Dept. of Animal Science

The University of California Davis Campus is currently seeking applicants for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of aquaculture.

A Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist is being recruited to conduct and develop an extension education and outreach program that extends aquaculture information to various clientele (e.g., commercial aquaculture producers, state and federal agencies and the general public) including under‐represented groups. The successful candidate must possess the ability to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied toward the advancement of commercial aquaculture.

For job responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply follow the link below:


November Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to the November WINNER of thenov-2016-winner-lisa-long Ecosystem Services Photo Contest, Lisa Long Rock Point Oyster Company.

A very large school of young Perch seek food from the crew sorting oysters and refuge from predators under our dock in Tarboo, North Dabob. At times, there were so many you could barely see the bottom under the dock!

Job Announcement: Nisqually Indian Tribe

Nisqually Indian Tribe is seeking a knowledgeable, full-time Shellfish Farm Supervisor who will be responsible for providing crew supervision, leadership and oversight of the Nisqually Tribe’s 120 acre Shellfish Farm located in Henderson Inlet. Duties, responsibilities, and requirements are listed in the Job Announcement below.


Roger Williams University seeking Shellfish Hatchery Manager

Blount Research Shellfish Hatchery at Roger Williams University is currently looking to hire a shellfish hatchery manager. This is a full-time, year round position working within RWU’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development to operate a small research/production hatchery. Blount Research Hatchery produces oysters, quahogs, and an assortment of bivalves mollusks for public and private aquaculture efforts in Rhode Island.

For Full Job Description & How to Apply Click Here

70th Annual Shellfish Conference, Chelan, WA

The 70th Annual Shellfish Growers Conference and Tradeshow came to a close on October 14th. It was an incredible week of learning, networking and celebrating all things shellfish. Thank you to all the #pcsga growers and allied members for participating and contributing, and Pacific Coast Section of the National Shellfisheries Association students and volunteers. Thank you to all who attended.

Couldn’t make it to this year’s conference? Read Student abstracts here and check out what went on in Chelan with these hashtags: #chelanigans #shellfish70 #campbellsresort #freshwater #shucked

Join us for the 71st Annual Shellfish Conference! September 18-21, 2017 at The Resort at The Mountain, Welches, OR.

PCSGA & CoastSavers Beach Clean-up, Willapa Bay & Grays Harbor, WA

Coastal shellfish growers in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor WA, pitch in where it really counts! During the weekend of September 17-18, these shellfish farmers removed over 10,000 pounds of marine debris from their farms and upland areas! Partnering with the WA CoastSavers community cleanup for the International Coastal Cleanup, PCSGA paid for a half-dozen dumpsters along the south coast using SLURP funds. Jon Schmidt of WA CoastSavers said the donation saved CoastSavers an estimated $2,500 in dumpster rental and disposal costs. This was a great collaboration and joined recognition of coastal responsibly!

PCSGA Fall Beach Clean-up, Puget Sound, WA

Since 2001, PCSGA South Puget Sound beach cleanups collect on average 80% marine debris which has nothing to do with shellfish farming. That debris includes chunks of Styrofoam that had broken loose from homeowners’ docks and floats, tires, drainage pipe, and patio furniture. Environmental stewardship is a core value of PCSGA because shellfish farms rely on healthy marine ecosystems for their livelihoods. Without good water quality, shellfish cannot properly grow or be harvested. The beach cleanup reflects that value of environmental stewardship.

Geoduck Festival, Shellfest, & Oysterfest, OH MY!

PCSGA attends an abundance of outreach events through out the year. Below are a few updates that brought summer to an end and welcomed the Pacific Northwest fall.

Wonderful photos from Allyn Days – Geoduck Festival! Rob Snyder, from Rob’s Shellfish, started the day introducing Derek Kilmer and his daughter to a geoduck. (more…)