Congratulations Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms.
She took this photo of a juvenile sea otter that she calls Scuppers. He is missing a front paw which probably would doom him if he hadn’t figured out to befriend Weatherly & her co-workers. Scuppers spends his days close by their farm boat eating all of the urchins, crabs, and mussels that are washed out of their boats as they clean and harvest oysters. Everywhere they go, Scuppers follows for a meal. He went from a skinny starving Read More
Prepared by: Paula Sylvia
The Port of San Diego extends our sincerest and heartfelt gratitude to the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and all the members that we were able to visit during our tour of different segments of the shellfish industry in Washington from September 7-8, 2017. Read More
Members of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association adopted Ediz Hook during this month’s International Coastal Cleanup.
Many thanks to all those around the world who participated in the International Coastal Cleanup on September 16th. PCSGA is honored to continue support for Washington CoastSavers with dumpsters and shellfish growers who contribute to this global debris removal effort. Read More
SAMISH BAY — Farmhands were back to work Thursday gathering oysters from Samish Bay following a two-week harvest closure due to illnesses traced back to oysters gathered from the bay in August. Read More
Congratulations 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 Read More
Congratulations Margaret Homerding at Nisqually Indian Tribe,
Her photo shows how oysters provide valuable structure and habitat! Contest link