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.

Click Here for Craigslist Add & Contact Info

Make a Difference – Become a Fellow at The Wild Oyster Project

The Wild Oyster Project is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California whose mission is to bring native oysters back to San Francisco Bay. Our vision is a swimmable and edible Bay! The successful candidate(s) will work toward this mission by helping to implement the core programs of The Wild Oyster Project. (more…)

JUNE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

June winner Nyle TaylorCongratulations to June’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner … Nyle Taylor!! Harvesting geoduck loosened the sand just enough to allow scoter ducks to easily pluck ghost shrimp out of the ground. The ducks were not scared of the diver and at one point, came and grabbed a shrimp out of the diver’s hand! — at Taylor Shellfish Farms.

Job Opportunity with Suquamish Seafoods

Shellfish Culture Project Manager: Work day and night tides, office work, organizing and coordinating all SSE farm activities. Job focuses on farm maintenance and crew communication.

Complete job description click here: Shellfish Culture Project Manager

Contact Viviane Barry with questions and applications inquires. vbarry@suquamish.nsn.us

 

Washington Shellfish Week

Shellfish week logoGovernor Inslee has declared June 4-11, 2016 as Shellfish Week to celebrate the important place that shellfish play in Washington state’s heritage. Community events are being offered to share love for all things shellfish. A calendar of specific shellfish activities during this week are listed here: https://aquaculture.wsg.uw.edu/

There are many wonderful opportunities, and PCSGA encourages you to participate with your family and friends. Share your experience at WA shellfish week with the social media hashtag: #digWAshellfish

Washington Shellfish Week

Shellfish week logoGovernor Inslee has declared June 4-11, 2016 as Shellfish Week to celebrate the important place that shellfish play in Washington state’s heritage. Community events are being offered to share love for all things shellfish. A calendar of specific shellfish activities during this week are listed here: https://aquaculture.wsg.uw.edu/

There are many wonderful opportunities, and PCSGA encourages you to participate with your family and friends. Share your experience at WA shellfish week with the social media hashtag: #digWAshellfish

 

 

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.