Shellfish Farming. Shellfish Farming “Our History”

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Shellfish Farming Slide 2 Shellfish Farming Our History Slide 3 Shellfish Farming Today Hatcheries and Nurseries Slide 4 Slide 5 Oyster Life Cycle Slide 6 Slide 7 Shellfish Farming Today Clams Slide 8 Planting Clam Seed Slide 9 Clam Nets Slide 10 Shellfish Farming Today Oysters Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Slide 19 Slide 20 3-4 years to maturity Slide 21 Shellfish Farming Today Mussels Slide 22 Mussel Lines Slide 23 Mussels Slide 24 Shellfish Farming Today Geoduck Slide 25 Slide 26 Geoduck Farm Tubes Removed Slide 27 Geoduck Harvest Dirty Jobs video, Diving, Music Video Slide 28 Pollution What is Pollution? Pollution is when water, air, or land becomes very dirty. Slide 29 Pollution Where does pollution come from? Slide 30 Pollution Where does pollution come from? Slide 31 Pollution How can you help prevent pollution? Slide 32 Pollution How can you help prevent pollution? Why do you think pollution effects shellfish farming? Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 35 Western Washingtons 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 Sounds waters clean. They have an important place in the Sounds ecosystem. Billy Frank, Chairman Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (used with permission) Slide 36 Questions?