Call for Oral Presentations

73rd Annual Shellfish Conference

September 17- 19, 2019 ▪  Portland, OR

Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and
National Shellfisheries Association – Pacific Coast Section

Abstract Deadlines:  

May 1, 2019 – abstract title due
June 1, 2019 – full abstract due

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The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and the National Shellfisheries Association – Pacific Coast Section (NSA-PCS) invite submissions of abstracts for oral presentations at the 2019 Annual Shellfish Conference.  Conference attendees include shellfish growers, suppliers, service providers, researchers, academicians, government agencies, environmental organizations and students.

2019 Call for Presentations

March Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations Scott Smith!

Scott Smith:  As it turns out, humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy feasting on Pacific Oysters.  This octopus crawled into our oyster tub in Mud Bay on Eld Inlet.  We released him back into the bay, but we found him the very next day in the same tub feasting away again.  Smart guy!  He knows good food when he finds it.

February Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations Richard Turner!

Richard Turner:  Native Spiny Scallops growing in homemade pearl net provides safe spot for native Green Sea Urchin to grow.  The urchins graze on the algae growing on the scallops and pearl net.  Scallops are natural filters of phytoplankton.  Zooplankton help keep water clean of algae blooms.

January Ecosystems Services Photo Contest Winner


Congratulations Audrey Lamb

Audrey Lamb: “Mussel farms provide three-dimensional habitat for other critters. In this photo, caprellids, or “skeleton shrimp” look like seaweed, but they are actually crustaceans that live on mussels. Caprellids cling to mussels suspended on ropes and ambush prey when it floats by. They are a food source for surf perch, shiner perch, jellyfish, and nudibranchs.”

Executive Administrative Assistant – PCSGA

The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) is a non-profit (501c6) organization that supports producers of mussels, clams, oysters, and geoduck in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. The Association, based in Olympia, Washington, is governed by a Board of Directors and is staffed by four employees. PCSGA advocates on behalf of a healthy marine environment, builds relationships with state and federal agencies, and supports industry research. The function of the Executive Administrative Assistant is to support the daily administrative functions of the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and its members.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform general administrative functions including but not limited to:
– Correspond regularly with members and public
– Format, proofread, and edit documents
– Manage Association calendar
– Schedule and staff internal and external meetings
– Receive and respond to phone calls and email
– Copy, fax, mail
– Track inventory and reorder supplies
• Take meeting minutes, including monthly board meetings, and prepare for distribution
• Manage content of PCSGA website
• Assist with all aspects of event meeting and tour planning
• Manage membership database, including annual update of member information
• Conduct media scans for industry related news
• Other duties as assigned

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Join us for the 21st Annual SLURP!


Shellfish Lovers Ultimate Rejuvenation Party! 

April 14, 2019
4:30 – 8 pm
Fish Tale Brew House
Olympia, WA

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Buy tickets for SLURP 2019

$65 in Advance, $80 at the Door

   Your ticket includes:

  • Fabulous Feast of Shellfish Dishes made by local restaurants
  • Taste an Assortment of Washington Wines (if you like what you try, you can purchase it from the wine store)
  • Brews made by Fish Brewing Co.
  • Grand Oyster Bar
  • Celebrity Slurp-Off
  • Live Auction
  • Live Music by Eden Lane Quartet featuring Stephanie Layton
  • 100% of proceeds benefit PCSGA’s Shellfish Habitat Restoration Fund which provides funding for shellfish education and habitat restoration efforts.

Participating Companies Updated Weekly!

2019 Generously Sponsored By:

Fish Brewing Co.
Plauché & Carr LLP
Lakeside Industries
Duncan Insurance
Norplex Inc.
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Heritage Bank
Kiley Juergens Wealth Management, LLC
Jet City Label
LFS, Inc.
Seattle – Tacoma Box Company
Sorenson Transport Co.
USI Insurance Services

2019 Participating Restaurants:

Fish Tale Brew Pub
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Elliot’s Oyster House
Octapas Cafe
Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
Anthony’s Homeport
Beau Legs Fish & Chips
Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
Three Magnets Brewing Co.
Basilico Ristorante Italiano

2019 Participating Oyster Bar Companies:

Hog Island Oyster Co.
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Chelsea Farms
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
JJ Brenner Oyster Co.
Hama Hama Oyster Co.

2019 Participating Wineries:

Long Road Winery
Marchetti Wines
Vino Aquino
Orca Wines
Hoodsport Winery
St. Hilaire Winery