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.

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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

Pacific Oyster Broodstock Repository Coordinator–Bay Center, Willapa

The following description includes skills required to manage the general day-to-day husbandry of Pacific oyster broodstock on a mid-sized, intertidal, raised-gear oyster farm; with the goal of rearing broodstock to breeding maturity, and maintaining an inventory of usable broodstock for a variety of breeding purposes:

Broodstock Repository Farm coordinator – Broodstock 2017

Please respond with cover letter, and resume, or any questions to: StuartT@taylorshellfish.com

Or mail to: Attention: Stuart Thomas, 130 SE Lynch Road, Shelton, WA, 98584

Broodstock Repository Farm Worker–Bay Center, Willapa

Taylor Shellfish Farms, one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America, is seeking an active individual with the understanding of Pacific oyster broodstock to join their tight-knit team.

For complete position description, requirements, and benefits read the job posting below.

Broodstock Repository Farm Worker – Bay Center, Willapa 2017

Please respond with cover letter, and resume, or any questions to: StuartT@taylorshellfish.com

Or mail to: Taylor Shellfish, Attention: Stuart Thomas, 130 SE Lynch Road, Shelton, WA, 98584

Job Opportunity at The Maine Aquaculture Association, Outreach & Development Specialist

The Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA) is a nonprofit aquatic farmers association committed to the responsible and sustainable development of aquaculture in Maine and the United States. For over forty years MAA has advocated for member interests and working waterfronts, educated the public and policy makers about aquaculture and developed new and progressive farming methods designed to reduce environmental impacts while growing safe, healthy seafood.

MAA is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join the MAA team to focus on communications and outreach. The new position will focus on building the associations capacity to effectively communicate its members activities, coordinate with likeminded organizations and improve member services. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative, have excellent writing skills and a working knowledge of web site construction and social media. Skills in photography and videography and a knowledge of the aquaculture field will be considered additional assets. The position will report directly to the MAA executive director.

For key responsibilities, needed qualifications and experiences, and how to apply please view the complete job description below.

maa job description 2017 outreach and education

Ecosystem Services Photo Contest February Winner!

Congratulations to PCSGA Member and WA shellfish grower, Daniel Hanson @ HC Snail, WINNER of $100 and the February Ecosystem Services Photo Contest!!

“A Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga echinites) reclining in my grandson’s hands after being found under a grow bag on Hood Canal, near Union. Sea cucumbers serve a useful role in the marine ecosystem as they help recycle nutrients, breaking down detritus and other organic matter after which bacteria can continue the degradation process. Numerous small animals can live in symbiosis or commensalism with sea cucumbers, as well as some parasites.”

 

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 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…)

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