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1 Shellfish Farming

2 Shellfish Farming “Our History”

3 Shellfish Farming Today Hatcheries and Nurseries


5 Oyster Life Cycle


7 Shellfish Farming Today Clams

8 Planting Clam Seed

9 Clam Nets

10 Shellfish Farming Today Oysters










20 3-4 years to maturity

21 Shellfish Farming Today Mussels

22 Mussel Lines

23 Mussels

24 Shellfish Farming Today Geoduck


26 Geoduck Farm – Tubes Removed

27 Geoduck Harvest Dirty Jobs video, Diving, Music Video

28 Pollution What is Pollution? Pollution is when water, air, or land becomes very dirty.

29 Pollution Where does pollution come from?

30 Pollution Where does pollution come from?

31 Pollution How can you help prevent pollution?

32 Pollution How can you help prevent pollution? Why do you think pollution effects shellfish farming?

33 Shellfish Farming Environmental Benefits FILTER FEEDERS!! :) They eat plankton and pollution They make the water clearer Good habitat for other organisms Farming the Tidelands Clam demo

34 This map shows where water samples taken June 9 on the Samish River exceeded clean-water standards for fecal coliform. Red signifies more than five times the standard. Water Quality in Samish Bay

35 Western Washington’s Native American culture includes shellfish “Shellfish are central to the culture of tribes in Western Washington. Healthy shellfish populations and a strong shellfish industry mean a healthy Puget Sound. Shellfish also help keep Puget Sound’s waters clean. They have an important place in the Sound’s ecosystem.” Billy Frank, Chairman Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (used with permission)

36 Questions?

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