Congratulations Josh Cahill
“In an environment with little hard-surfaced substrate, shellfish culture provides real estate for many organisms. A sea lemon, Peltodoris nobilis, is one of those organisms, preying on sponges growing on this bag of mussels.”
Congratulations Wesley Hull
“Our oyster long lines proved substrate for diverse algal communities to grow throughout the late spring and summer months. These alga, like the Ulva in this picture, provide food for native fish, invertebrates, and birds, promoting a healthy and diverse ecosystem within Humboldt Bay.”
Registration for the 72nd Shellfish Growers Conference and Tradeshow is now open!
September 18 – 20, 2018 at Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA
Don’t delay; early bird rates available now!
Excerpt: It’s just hard to beat a shellfish farm, he says: “There’s no land use at all, no freshwater use, no fertilizer use — in fact, they clean up the surrounding water.” Shellfish farms are usually in coastal waters, where there’s plenty of space. Consider those factors together, and it looks like it’s more environmentally friendly to get your calories from mussels than from veggies and beans.
The analysis showed clear winners that had low environmental impacts across all measures, including farmed shellfish and mollusks, and capture fisheries such as sardines, mackerel, and herring.
Congratulations Ralph Riccio
“A scale worm navigating the subtidal jungle of barnacles, mussels and caprellid shrimp on a FLUPSY bin in John Wayne Marina.”