May Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

May 2016 winner Brad Woolf

Congratulations to Brad Woolf — Winner of $100 for his photo and caption submitted to the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest for May!!

Harbor seal hauled out on mussel rafts in Quilcene Bay. They commonly haul out on the rafts to rest and warm-up after feeding. The seals grow accustomed to workers on the rafts and behave similar to a neighborhood dog who will put up with your presence as long as you do not get too close. The mussel rafts provide not only a safe haul out location, but also act as a magnet for food sources such on which the seals like to feed. — at Penn Cove Shellfish.

April Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

April winner Zach Loescher

Zach Loescher is the April winner for the Ecosystem Services Photo Contest. Juvenile pink salmon finding protection while foraging food among our mussel lines. The mussel lines contain numerous types of zooplankton and marine invertebrates such as amphipods, isopods, and annelid and polychaete worms for the juvenile salmon to dine on as they adjust from their riverine to saltwater environment.

Job Opportunity: Burley Lagoon Farm Manager, Taylor Shellfish

Farm Manager, Burley Lagoon Farm located in Purdy, WA.
Taylor Shellfish Farms is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our team as the Farm Manager of Burley Lagoon clams and oyster farms. The person in this position will report to the Director of Clam and Oyster Farming, based in Shelton.

Burley Lagoon Farm Manager

Posted: 4/1/2016

March Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

March winner Zach Loescher

 

Congratulations Zach Loescher for your photo of oystercatcher eating mussels from the mooring line of the mussel rafts in Penn Cove. The mussel rafts provide a safe feeding and roosting site for oystercatchers and many other marine birds. (more…)

Taylor Shellfish Farm Manager, Skookum Inlet/Oyster Bay Clam Farm

Posted 3/4/2016

Taylor Shellfish Farms is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our team as the Farm Manager of Skookum Inlet and Oyster Bay clam farms.

Job Announcement -Skookum Farm Manager

SLURP: Shellfish Lovers Ultimate Rejuvenation Party! May 1st

SLURPJoin PCSGA at our annual event to support education and environmental restoration! Tickets can be purchased at http://slurp.brownpapertickets.com or pick-up at Bayview Thriftway, Ralph’s Thriftway, or Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia. The cost is $60 in advance or $75 at the door. http://pcsga.org/slurp/

 

Arcadia Point Seafood – Full Time Employment Opportunity

Seeking an employee to participate in all operational aspects of a small, family-owned shellfish farm specializing in geoduck clams. Employee will work alongside owners, farm manager and fellow employees to complete whatever tasks are necessary to plant, maintain, and harvest crops.

See full job description: Arcadia Point Seafood_Job

Winner of February Ecosystem Services Photo Contest

Feb winner Brett Long

 

Congratulations Brett Long! You captured the winning photo of Spinyhead Sculpin eggs taking advantage of our cultured oyster shell in Tarboo Bay.

Need Dip/Trip Oyster Seed?

Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish Company is pleased to announce the availability of oyster seed for 2016. We expect to have about 25 to 50 million seed available in 2016. Our goal is to serve the small to medium sized independent oyster growers of Washington. Follow link for pricing and more information: Seed_2016

The Nature Conservancy – working to bring back oysters for people and nature!

“If you don’t love life you can’t enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. They shiver you for a split second.” – Eleanor Clark

http://www.washingtonnature.org/oysters