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.

Oyster Seed for 2016-2017!

The Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish Company is pleased to announce new oyster seed pricing for the remainder of 2016. They have about 15 million seed in inventory and it is still growing rapidly. Some of the seed is ready to sell as ½ inch seed but some we will overwinter in our two FLUSPYs and will be available early in 2017. They are taking deposits to reserve this seed in 2017. The goal is to serve the small to medium sized independent oyster growers of Washington and to provide some diversity in companies able to provide oyster seed to our growing industry.

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2016 Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

Registration Now Open for the 2016
Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

“Building Connections towards Resiliency” this November

Portland, OR, August 18, 2016–The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, educators, technical assistance providers and activists engaged in healthy food and farming to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers. (more…)

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

August Winner Duane FagergrenCongratulations, Duane Fagergren on being August’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner! While Duane was out digging clams in the early morning, he heard some commotion behind him. A family of river otters hangs out close to the house. One of their preferred foods is small graceful crabs, Cancer gracilis. The crabs use the seed bags (foreground) and this year’s yearling crop (background) to forage in. (more…)

July Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

July Winner Brian SheldonThe July Winner of the Ecosystem Photo Contest is Brian Sheldon of Northern Oyster Co.! This photo shows the diversity of fauna growing on their float which provides an array of services for many non-shellfish species about 9 months per year. There are no anti fouling materials used in the construction of the float, so the submerged portion becomes heavily covered every year.

PCSGA Member Seeks Oyster Gear

WANTED ZAPCO TUMBLE CAGES
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HC Snail, on Hood Canal, is in need of about 50 Zapco tumble cages with a float on one side and halibut clips and nylon lanyards on the opposite side. They have been using these for a couple of years with good results.

Please contact Dan by phone or text, if you have any or know where to get some. New is preferred, but used in good condition is acceptable.

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