Annual Shellfish Conference & Tradeshow

Conference Registration
Tradeshow Registration


SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2022


Early-bird registration deadline:  August 23

The PCSGA and NSA-PCS Shellfish Conference and Tradeshow is an opportunity for growers, researchers, agency stakeholders, industry partners and students to explore new research findings, consider public policy issues facing the shellfish industry, and to share stories and learn from each others’ experiences.


Coast Wenatchee Hotel (deadline Sept 5)
Booking code CWC-GF4923 at

Hilton Garden Inn (deadline Aug 19)
Booking Link

Our silent auction is back!  Proceeds for PCSGA go to support the Grower Enrichment & Development Fund and the John Lentz Profiles in Innovation Speaker Series.  Proceeds for NSA-PCS go to support student involvement in shellfish science. Bid often and bid high for the one-of-a-kind items you’ve come to expect from the auction, such as artwork, gift certificates, shellfish products, crafts, and apparel, to name just a few.

*Auction donations: Bring your item/gift certificate to the Registration Desk at the Conference.  Please note who is donating the item, and the estimated value. Thank you for your donation.

Agenda At A Glance:

  • Keynote Speaker Yoshitaka Ota, Ph.D., Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center
  • Luncheon Speaker David B. Williams, author, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound
  • John Lentz Social Hour
  • 40+ Presentations
  • 5 Workshops
  • Tradeshow
  • PCSGA and NSA Business Meeting
  • Silent Auction
  • Awards Banquet
  • Hospitality Suite, sponsored by Norplex

Keynote Speaker Yoshitaka Ota, Ph.D.

Yoshitaka Ota, Ph.D. is the Director of Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center and Professor of Practice at the University of Washington’s School of Marine & Environmental Affairs. Dr. Ota has a background in social anthropology from the University College London. He has conducted ethnographic research on various coastal communities, including Palau, UK, Indonesia and Japan, studying the socialization and cultural meanings associated with fishing practices. For the last ten years, he has been engaged in policy research involving coastal indigenous communities, marine spatial planning and human security. Dr. Ota is also the director of the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, an international initiative comprising an interdisciplinary team of 20+ institutes. His core research interest is to understand how to strengthen social equity in ocean governance while we face global environmental changes.

Luncheon Speaker David B. Williams, author

In this talk, author David B. Williams tells the long story of the Sound, tracing human history from the earliest records more than 12,500 years ago to present. He will also consider overlooked species such as Olympia oysters, rockfish, geoduck, kelp, and herring, as well as salmon and orca. Witty, graceful, and deeply informed, these stories presents a fascinating and hopeful narrative, one that will introduce newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits Puget Sound and offers longtime residents new insights into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of the award-winning book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum.

PCSGA’s Allied members are a valuable asset to the industry and the Tradeshow is a productive way to network with our Grower members. Allied members are given a platform to share their latest and greatest products and services offered to the shellfish industry. You might be surprised by what you learn!

Tradeshow Exhibitors (registered to date)

Alaska Packaging


Crop Insurance NW LLC


Hinchinbrook Inc.

Industrial Plankton Inc.

Ketcham Supply



Pacific Hybreed

Reed Mariculture


Seattle Marine and Fishing

Thunderbird Plastics

Vitsab International AB

WA State Agrability