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UW Research Survey On Farming Native Shellfish

Do you grow a native shellfish species? A research team from University of Washington is measuring the genetic impacts of farming native shellfish and needs to learn how native shellfish are grown today. Please take a few moments to complete their survey. You can even win a $50 Amazon gift card! Contact Natalie Lowell ( | (760) 420-2281) to request a link to the online survey or a hard copy of the survey with return postage. The survey will close February 15th, so reach out to Natalie soon!

Clam & Oyster businessman Carl Harrold Johnson passes


Carl passed away peacefully due to natural causes on December 4, 2017. His memorial will be held Saturday, January 13th @ 1pm at the Fort Warden Commons. A potluck reception will immediately follow at the Irondale Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Carl’s name – For details & obituary click here.

KING 5 NEWS: Ocean acidification worsening in Puget Sound

A five-year study released Wednesday shows that ocean acidification is getting worse in Puget Sound and needs drastic action to stop the trend. PCSGA member Joth Davis from Baywater Shellfish Farm in Port Ludlow highlights on KING 5 News.

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November ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Nicolas de Witt of Fanny Bay Oysters

Something caught de Witt’s eye while inspecting Manila Clam beds. A fish had laid several eggs in one of the panels that covers and protects the clams. They stood out from the rocky beds in the light of his headlamp, otherwise he might never have noticed them. Contest link

October ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms.

She took this photo of a juvenile sea otter that she calls Scuppers. He is missing a front paw which probably would doom him if he hadn’t figured out to befriend Weatherly & her co-workers. Scuppers spends his days close by their farm boat eating all of the urchins, crabs, and mussels that are washed out of their boats as they clean and harvest oysters. Everywhere they go, Scuppers follows for a meal. He went from a skinny starving Read More

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