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 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.


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

FDA: Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory has three positions for summer internships

Posted 1/27/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration, Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory has three positions available for summer internships.  Details are provided in the attached announcement: fda_internship.  Please distribute to colleagues, students, or other interested parties.

Winner of January Ecosystem Photo Contest

Lisa Carleton-LongLisa Carleton captures, “Shore crabs staying warm in our trays under the oysters at our Hood Canal property,” and $100 bucks! Please submit your photo for the February contest! *Start Clickin’*  Send a pic and caption to by the 15th of every month for a chance to win!

VIMS’ Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC); 5 month paid training April – August

Posted 1/14/2016

The Oyster Aquaculture Training Program (OAT), administered by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center, is seeking another round of applicants for the 2016 season.  This is an opportunity to learn through an intensive, hands-on program.  Successful applicants will be working in a research hatchery and  field grow-out operations.  More information is available at


Congratulations to December’s Photo Contest Winner

WeatherlyThe winner of $100 for this month’s photo contest is Alaska shellfish grower, Weatherly Bates.

Mytilus trossulus filter 2-3 liters of water per hour while they feed and respire. Just one 40′ x 40′ stocked mussel raft can filter 3 million liters of water per hour. By filtering water, mussels positively effects nutrient and sediment removal. Some Nutrients are made into the body tissues of mussels that we later eat, the rest is excreted as waste which ends up on the seafloor, helping stimulate the rate of decomposition within the ecosystem. This means bivalves such as mussels have a role in controlling boom and bust cycles of seasonal phytoplankton blooms. Shellfish help stabilize marine environments leading to higher overall productivity and diversity of species. 

UW seeks scientists: Kenneth Chew Endowed Professorship

We are primarily seeking established aquaculture scientists that have made significant contributions to their field, however junior candidates will be considered.

Funds up to $27,000 are available for travel (up to $1,700), housing (up to $2,200 per month), research supplies (up to $5,500) and a stipend of $1,100 per month.