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Oyster Farm For Sale

Stony Point Oyster Company is a fully operational, turnkey shellfish farm in Willapa Bay, Washington. 80 acres of oyster beds. 3000 square foot dock/warehouse building. 1000 square foot remote setting facility. Oyster dredge, skiffs, all equipment, tools and supplies.

150+ year old family owned business with all licenses and permits in place. $1.2 million.

If interested, please contact Don Gillies at 360-942-8616

December Ecosystem Services Winner

Bill Dewey: Geoduck nursery tubes provide substrate and refuge for a variety of organisms besides geoduck. This tube has mussels, cockles, and a couple of species of sponges growing in and on it.

Hawai’i Island Aquaculture Extension Agent – Hawai’i Sea Grant

Assistant Extension Agent (Position #0088254T)

Location: Honolulu, HI
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Department: University of Hawai’i at Manoa – SOEST – Sea Grant College Program
Job Number: 2019-01470
Closing: 1/13/2020 11:59 PM Hawaii
Position Number: 0088254T
Description Title: Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number: 0088254T
Hiring Unit: University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program
Location: Hawai’i Island
Date Posted: December 16, 2019
Closing Date: January 13, 2020

The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai’i Sea Grant) conducts an integrated program of research, outreach, and education in support of the wise stewardship of marine resources and sustainable coastal communities. This Program is one of thirty-four (34) Sea Grant College Programs in the United States. Core funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Under the general supervision of the Hawai’i Sea Grant director, associate director/extension leader, and program leader, this position will serve communities in Hawai’i and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands through an innovative extension program on aquaculture that supports the Sea Grant sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area.

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Executive Administrative Assistant, 20 – 25 hours per week

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
• Assist with managing 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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November Ecosystem Services Winner

Nick Wenzel: Deep intertidal mesh tubes provide a great surface for organisms such as hydroids, bryozoans and anemones to grow on. These organisms are an important food source for many animals, including the three White-Lined Dirona nudibranchs pictured here.

Looking to start a seaweed farm in Alaska?

Here’s an upcoming training!

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners, including Alaska Sea Grant, are excited to announce a new training program for people interested in starting a seaweed farm. The program will be held in Kodiak, Ketchikan and Sitka in February 2020. 
Applications are due by December 20, 2019.

The training is part of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative and is intended to provide tools and knowledge to anyone planning to farm seaweed commercially in Alaska. The program is targeted toward commercial fishermen, tribes, coastal residents and others. The program will consist of:

  1. an online webinar
  2. a 2-day in-person workshop
  3. one-on-one mentoring for high-performing participants

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