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

WANTED: Shellfish Hatchery Manager, Nova Harvest Ltd.

Nova Harvest Ltd is a young, fast-paced business producing high quality shellfish seed stock in British Columbia. The company is seeking a dynamic individual to oversee all aspects of shellfish production at its hatchery on Vancouver Island in Bamfield, BC. This is a permanent, full-time position and unique opportunity for a career-minded person to join the team at a growing, technology-driven facility.

Closing Date: December 31, 2016

Follow the link below to see the complete shellfish hatchery manager job description and how to apply.

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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!

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/volunteers-clear-tons-of-trash-from-coastal-strait-beaches/

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…)

PCSGA & CoastSavers Beach Clean-up, Willapa Bay and 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!

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/volunteers-clear-tons-of-trash-from-coastal-strait-beaches/

Geoduck Festival, Shellfest, & Oysterfest.

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

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

Job Opportunity with Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish — Sequim Bay

Seeking to fill part time position with possibility of full time employment at Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish at our Sequim Bay Floating Upweller Systems (FLUPSYs). Contact: Brian Iversen — 253 343 4848, pwshellfish@gmail.com

Announcement details: flupsy-technician

September Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

scott-smithCongratulations to the winner of the September Ecosystem Services Photo Contest, Scott Smith of Taylor Shellfish Farms. These are natural set Pacific Oysters that spawned from a patch of diploids. Oysters attach themselves to rocks, shells or whatever stationary object they land on. As filter feeders, they play a crucial role in cleaning the body of water they grow in. The more oysters there are, the more filter feeding takes place and the cleaner our water.