Job Opportunity: South Bend Farm Manager (Taylor Shellfish Farms)

This manager position is an on the ground manager. Attendance on the tide is required, be it
day or night. Organizing and coordinating all people and activities that occur on the described
farm will be required in this position. This position is based out of South Bend, WA on Willapa
Bay. Full details HERE!

Job Opportunity: Director of Clam & Oyster Farming (Taylor Shellfish Farms)

This director position is responsible for coordinating and directing Farm Managers to optimize
each farm’s production while meeting the company’s production schedules. Work hours will be
balanced between administrative duties and tidal cycle demands. In addition to office hours, this
position will require most daylight tides and half the night tides to be worked. This position will
be based out of the Taylor Shellfish Farms headquarters in Shelton, WA. Full details HERE!

Job Opportunity: Samish Flip Bag Farm Manager (Taylor Shellfish Farms)

This manager position is an on the ground manager. Specifically, this position will manage all
aspects of the flip bag farm throughout Samish Bay. Attendance on the tide is required, be it
day or night. Organizing and coordinating all people and activities that occur on the described
farm will be required in this position. Full details HERE!

Job Opportunity: Samish Bay Oyster Farm Manager (Taylor Shellfish Farms)

This manager position is an on the ground manager. Specifically, this position will manage all
aspects off-bottom oyster longlines and on bottom oyster crops throughout Samish Bay. This
includes the East side, West side, as well as the “Schimke” property. Attendance on the tide is
required, be it day or night. Organizing and coordinating all people and activities that occur on
the described farm will be required in this position. This position is based out of our Samish Bay
location in Bow, WA. Full details HERE!

Job Opportunity as Shellfish Hatchery Technician with Manatee Holdings Ltd

Manatee Holdings Ltd is seeking an energetic individual to join the team at its shellfish hatchery near Courtenay, BC. Hatchery operations are focused on commercial production of geoduck and oyster seed as well as research and development of emerging aquaculture species such as sea urchins. The company has pioneered geoduck culture in BC and currently manages an ocean farm in addition to its onshore facility. The successful candidate will work with the hatchery team to meet the ever changing needs of shellfish hatchery production. Please see full job description HERE!

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 that serves to fertilize this luxurious crop of seaweed. The lush crop also provides habitat for crab (graceful crabs mostly) and fish (shiner perch, stag horn sculpin, and bay pipefish). The downside of this heavy growth is a mat that makes oysters grow slower, clams come to the surface of the beach and can’t dig themselves back in, and likely oxygen debt as the algae naturally dies and decomposes.

Thank you to all who submitted some great photos this month.

Photos and captions for the next contest are due September 15th. Contest link for details to enter.

 

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)

National Oyster Day ~ PCSGA on Good Morning America

National Oyster Day with PCSGA’s very own grower members, Dennis Reece & Board Member Miranda Ries of Pacific Seafood on the Good Morning America Show giving a shucking demonstration. Bravo Miranda & Dennis, excellent representation! We are very proud.

Watch the full video.

#nationaloysterday #PCSGA 

Allyn Days & Geoduck Festival 2017

PCSGA had a great day at Allyn Days & Geoduck Festival last Sunday! Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who were a part of this event. We enjoyed all the smiles and conversation about #geoduck and the shellfish industry. And big thanks to Taylor Shellfish Farms for cooking lunch at the event!!

 

 

#DigWAshellfish #digaduck #lowtide #digdeep #giantclam #geoduckwonton #locallygrown #sustainablefood

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Washington Grown
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
The Port Of Allyn
Geoduck Restaurant & Lounge

 

Volunteer Dan Hansen explaining the geoduck to a young event attendee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben the Geoduck is the star of the show much to the delight of several young visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Taylor Shellfish Farms for donating the animals for our ice table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thank you to Reporter Dan Kampa from the Shelton-Mason County Journal for taking the time to visit our booth & for featuring PCSGA in the Journal, front page no less, see below. (dana@masoncounty.com) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff member Tamara Piñero, Administrative Assistant @ PCSGA.

 

 

   

 

 

 

Staffer Tamara with Volunteers Rob Snyder & Dan Hansen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoduck wontons, sliders, sushi & steamer clams from the Taylor Shellfish Farms food booth, featuring Xinh’s & The Boat House on North Bay in Allyn, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Families having fun at the PCSGA booth with our star, Ben.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always a fun & surprisingly popular feature of the booth are the geoduck kissing photos. We had many takers! 

 

 

   

 

 

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.