Just launched… A partnership between shellfish growers on both the East Coast and the West Coast in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy.
The Coalition is dedicated to engaging with food sector businesses, consumers, and policy makers to chart a course towards achieving climate action and securing a low carbon future.
Congratulations David Shupert
“Oblivious to the extreme amount of human activity, this clam spawn ensures future generations of Manilla clams. This sight never gets old, no matter how many times I see it!.”
Washingtonians make hundreds of thousands of trips each year to harvest razor clams on the coast and clams and oysters throughout Puget Sound. Tribal communities have harvested shellfish for generations, feeding their communities with healthy protein from Puget Sound and coastal shores where many continue to make a living and practice a way of life. The shellfish industry is a foundation of Western Washington’s rural economy and an important part of our state’s heritage.
For calendar of events, visit: https://aquaculture.wsg.uw.edu
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Congratulations Weatherly Bates
“The giant Pacific Octopus, just one of the many creatures that utilize our farm as habitat. This juvenile octopus was found inside an oyster shell. Oyster shells provide perfect habitat for juvenile octopus and there are ample invertebrates thriving in the oyster cages that the octopus eat. Another reason farming oysters is great for the environment— by providing habitat for invertebrates, like the octopus.”
Congratulations Tracy Oviatt
Tracy’s photo is of a Dungeness crab “Living a sheltered Life” within a Pacific oyster. Photo taken in Netarts Bay, Oregon.