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:


Live-in Hatchery Manager, Los Mochis, Mexico

Sea Farmers is currently seeking a live-in shellfish hatchery manager.They are located in  the northwest of Mexico in the Las Salinas Beach, in the municipality of Ahome Sinaloa Mexico. Sea Farmers have the largest shellfish hatchery in Mexico, and are seeking an experienced individual interested in manila clam larvae and other regional species. Applicants must be able to problem solve quickly, with the ability to work alongside laboratory staff.

For more information and how to apply contact Fernando Garcia at

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

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.


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.