Join 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/
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
Congratulations Brett Long! You captured the winning photo of Spinyhead Sculpin eggs taking advantage of our cultured oyster shell in Tarboo Bay.
“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
Lisa 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of every month for a chance to win!
The 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.