Position: Clam Fresh Enterprises Nursery Manager (Full Time)
Date: September 25, 2019
Hourly Rate: $19 – $30
Reports to: Tyler Johns (Operations Manager)
SUMMARY: This is a management position for shellfish nursey operations at Clam Fresh Enterprises. The manager occupying this position is responsible for oversight of land base shellfish nursery, flupsy, algae grow operation, supervision of nursery staff, monitoring nursery systems, reporting to operations manager, communication with larvae vendors. Employee must be available during weekends when needed.
Billion Oyster Project
BOP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. BOP is fueled by the passion and commitment of the team. Enthusiasm for the work of environmental restoration, public education and environmental justice is an expectation for the position. Candidates should be comfortable working on a team with various stakeholders and delivering on complex, multi-step projects.
A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and
well cared for—our Commons.
The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) Hatchery Technician is a hands-on restoration practitioner tasked with working in BOP’s oyster hatchery on Governors Island and at various oyster nurseries throughout New York Harbor. The BOP Hatchery Technician will install, maintain, and monitor hatchery and aquaculture systems.
The Hatchery Technician will work with high school students and lead public engagement and volunteer activities as part of their regular work activities.
View the full job description HERE.
Congratulations Frank Reveil!
Frank Reveil: This nudibranch is more photogenic and he’s eating sea anemones and tunicates for us to lighten the load
Congratulations Ian Jefferds!
Ian Jefferds: A big river otter (Lontra canadensis) is shown hauled out on our mussel raft in Quilcene Bay. The river otters are adept at catching fish and eating shellfish found around floating mussel rafts, where food is plentiful and the otters have a safe place to rest.
O107 – Shelton, Washington
Taylor Shellfish Farms is one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America. The company is quickly growing in sustainable shellfish farming with new techniques and innovative growing methods.
Oyster skippers are responsible for their oyster boat or “dredge”. This includes the general maintenance such as fluid levels, oil, and completing the daily inspection of the vessel. All skippers must have a Washington State boater’s license and complete a Taylor Shellfish boater’s safety training. Activities of a skipper are running the boat for each tide run, retrieving oyster tubs, spreading seed, but can also include a number of other tasks assigned by their manager. The skipper must feel comfortable navigating a boat in all weather conditions. The skippers need to learn the specific farms they work on and be able to communicate the harvest details during transport from beach to plant. Shipments must be properly labeled.
Congratulations Duane Fagergren!
Duane Fagergren: This bag of Olympia oysters on a rack at -2.5 ft. elevation has quite an assemblage of plants and invertebrates. Red, green and brown algae settle on the bag, and shrimp exited the bag as the tide receded. The Graceful crab is in molting condition and sought refuge on top of the bag until the old shell can be shed.