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Winner of November Ecosystem Photo Contest

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Johnny Shockley captures the power of oysters on water quality. Oysters are filter feeders, consuming phytoplankton and improving water quality while they filter their food from the water.

Winner of October Ecosystem Photo Contest

Congratulations to Duane Fagergren for submitting a video that shows how anchovy & shellfish co-exist. 

Click to view video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gz6220s8v72jsl2/AAAe1jcvlppNuEGDg_Glo0D0a?dl=0

This fall, Totten Inlet is loaded with anchovies in two size classes, 2″ and 3.5″. These fish appear to follow a natural abundance cycle. We know forage fish, like anchovies, nourish diverse marine life: fish (especially searun cutthroat), birds and mammals. These predator groups are feeding voraciously on the small, but abundant anchovy prey.

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Fall Beach Clean Up 2015

PCSGA extends a huge thank you to those who participated on October 21 at the 22nd Beach Clean Up, Fall 2015. It was great to see the comradery and group effort to clean our south sound beaches! This event truly wouldn’t be possible without the help of all volunteers.

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PCSGA Biannual Beach Clean Up

Join PCSGA for our fall beach clean up, October 21 (Wednesday) IMG_4934

This is a group effort among shellfish growers and coastal communities to clean our beaches in South Puget Sound. Please volunteer to collect, sort, and tally marine debris. Meeting sites are located at the Arcadia Boat Ramp in Shelton and National Fish and Oyster in Nisqually. Enjoy a hearty hot lunch afterwards, compliments of PCSGA. To participate and volunteer, please contact Becky Mabardy: (360) 754-2744 or beckymabardy@pcsga.org

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