New PCSGA Board Members: 2015-2017

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News Team Digs Deeper to Separate Fact from Fiction

Take a look at the great video clip KOMO aired last night to highlight issues in Willapa Bay with burrowing ghost shrimp. The voice of farmers who work these tideland is the strongest, most effective way to make shellfish industry concerns and interests known. Share your perspective by commenting on the KOMO website.

http://www.komonews.com/news/investigations/Ghost-Shrimp-or-pestiides-Oyster-farmers-dilemma-322988381.html?tab=video&c=y

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Winner of August Ecosystem Photo Contest!

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Congratulations to Shina Wysocki

August’s winning photo in our Ecosystem Services Photo Contest!

Pacific squid (Loligo opalescens) eggs clench to oyster fence. Each of the 2-3 inch cylindrical cases contain about 100 eggs. These eggs will eventually hatch into 10-tentacled mollusks with a life span of no more than 1 year!

Veterans seek a site to farm shellfish

Support our Veterans. Patriot Shellfish Farms LLC, a commercial business owned and operated by our military veterans, needs small shellfish farm sites to launch a new business. (more…)

ThorConsult Seeks Business Operations Manager, British Columbia

Business Operations Manager

ThorConsult is currently accepting applications for an immediate long-term position of a Business Operations Manager at a combined shellfish hatchery and recreation site development that is presently under construction.  The location is Hummingbird Cove, in Powell Lake, BC. The manager will oversee the business management and the completion of construction for the overall site development. This will include the completion of construction for all hatchery structures such as concrete slabs and water storage tanks, the erection of steel warehouse type buildings, and other works that may include clearing, blasting, grading and compaction of the site.

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ThorConsult Hiring for Shellfish Hatchery Technician, British Columbia

Shellfish Hatchery Technician

ThorConsult is currently accepting applications for an immediate long-term position of a Shellfish Hatchery Technician at a local land-based hatchery-nursery. The location is Hummingbird Cove, in Powell Lake, BC. The hatchery-nursery plans to produce seed and food-market geoduck, sea cucumber, scallop, mussel, clam and oyster species.

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ThorConsult Hiring for Shellfish Hatchery Manager, British Columbia

Shellfish Hatchery Manager

ThorConsult is currently accepting applications for an immediate long-term position of a Shellfish Hatchery Manager at a local land-based hatchery-nursery. The location is Hummingbird Cove, in Powell Lake, BC. The hatchery-nursery plans to produce seed and food-market geoduck, sea cucumber, scallop, mussel, clam and oyster species.

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Oyster Shucking Jobs Available, Seattle

The newly remodeled restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel, downtown Seattle, is looking for experienced oyster shuckers for a fast paced, high-end restaurant environment. Quality half-shell presentation a must.

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Samish river cleanup effort gets a 90-day jolt

Press Release: New Oyster Grading Machine Calculates Precise Size for Perfect Sorting

Fishing Creek, MD – Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company has partnered with the University of Maryland to create the Pearlception Oyster Sorting Machine which detects the exact size of Oysters and sorts them accordingly. There is no other machine that has the capabilities of the Pearlception Using 3-D laser image scanning, the Pearlception identifies the precise volumetric size of the Oyster, and packs them into a predesignated box according to their grade. The Pearlception has the ability to pack seven boxes at the same time with up to seven different grades determined by the machine operator.

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