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CANCELED: 27th Conference for Shellfish Growers
March 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
It is with an abundance of caution that the director of Washington Sea Grant has decided to cancel the Conference for Shellfish Growers scheduled for March 9 and 10, 2020, in order not to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our state.
As a program housed in the University of Washington, we are closely monitoring the University’s protocols around the outbreak at uw.edu/coronavirus, which is being updated regularly.
For those that have already paid registration fees, these will be refunded in the next few weeks as we rewind the conference planning process. I will also be canceling the invoices for those that have not yet paid. If you have made a room reservation, you will need to cancel that directly with the hotel at 1.360.898.2200.
One of the keynote presentations at the Conference was on Washington State’s Support for the Shellfish Industry During Pandemic COVID19 Outbreak. We are working with the Department of Commerce to provide this as a webinar and will notify you once the date and time are set.
Thank you again for your continued support. We hope you will join us in March 2021 for the 27th Conference for Shellfish Growers at Alderbrook Resort and Spa.
First convened by WSG in 1991, the Conference for Shellfish Growers brings together shellfish producers, researchers, students and managers from the Pacific Northwest to discuss pressing issues and relevant research on aquaculture. We look forward to another engaging and insightful conference this year.
27th Conference for Shellfish Growers
March 9 – 10, 2020
Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Registration is $130 before February 21, 2020, and $170 therafter.
Fee includes admittance to all sessions, lunch and reception. Cancellations will be accepted up to seven days prior to the conference. A refund, minus a handling fee of $30.00 USD will be made. You may transfer your registration to another individual. Individuals who do not show for the conference will forfeit their registration fee.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa. The special rate of $114.00 USD (plus tax) per night for single occupancy is being offered to participants who register for hotel reservations by February 15, 2020 or until the room block is filled. Please call the hotel direct at 360.898.2145 and let them know you are attending an event of the “University of Washington Sea Grant Program” to ensure the special room rate.
Monday, March 9, 2020
8 am Registration opens
Tsunami Hazards in Washington State — Carrie Garrison-Laney, Washington Sea Grant
Washington State Support for the Shellfish Industry During Pandemic COVID19 Outbreak— Joshua Berger, Governor’s Maritime Sector Lead
Long Term Effect of Climate Change: Emerging HAB Hot Spots — Vera Trainer, NOAA NWFSC
The Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition: Raising Voices for Climate Action — Molly Bogeberg, The Nature Conservancy
Control of Ecosystem Disruptive Algal Blooms through seagrass recovery — Vera Trainer, NOAA NWFSC
Marine Mammal Interactions Waters — Erin Ewald, Taylor Shellfish
Advancing the science and management of invasive European green crab in Washington Waters — P. Sean McDonald (presenting), Emily W. Grason, Jeff Adams, and Kate Litle, University of Washington
Washington Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Study: Process and Progress — Alex Stote (presenting), Jackson Blalock, Paul Dye, Brent Vadopalas, Kevin Decker and Kate Litle, Washington Sea Grant
Staghorn Sculpin Predation on Ghost Shrimp – Do Nematode Parasites Play a Role? — Brett Dumbauld (presenting), Brooke McIntyre and Joe Brockman, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Skokomish Clam and Oyster Restoration Project 2016-2020 — Blair Paul (presenting), Josh Hermann, Kevin Cagey, Andy Pavone, and Jon Wolf, Skokomish Tribe
Engineering Solutions to Burrowing Shrimp: Biodegradable Mat Feasibility and Costs — Bobbi Hudson (presenting), Pacific Shellfish Institute and David Beulgli, Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association
Table Salt a Viable Alternative for the Control of Burrowing Shrimp on Shellfish Beds in Washington State: Efficacy, Application Rates and Non-target Effects? — Reagan Jarvis, Jonathan Schroeder and Kylie Sahota, University of Washington
Tuesday, March 10 – half-day
Updates from the WDFW Shellfish Disease Prevention Program — Chris Eardley and Brady Blake, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Reading the Beach: Using Evidence and Patterns to Discern Predators of Geoduck — Nick Wenzel, Seattle Shellfish
Pacific Oyster Summer Mortality in British Columbia, Canada — Malcolm Cowan (presenting), Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, T. Green, P. de la Bastide, T. Finston, G. Meyer, R. Marshall and C.M. Pearce
Pacific Oyster losses and seed limitations on the US West Coast — Bobbi Hudson and Natalie Sahli (presenting), Ralph Elston, Joth Davis, Katie Houle and Andrew Suhrbier — Pacific Shellfish Institute
Skinny Oysters Sometimes Die: Ocean and Estuarine Conditions Influence Pacific Oyster Condition and Spawning in Willapa Bay — Brett Dumbald (presenting), Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Zachary Forester, Jennifer Ruesink, Alan Trimble, Natsuki Hasegawa, Anna Bolm, Liva Durland and Brooke McIntryre
Shellfish Mortalities: PCSGA Grower Survey Results — Connie Smith, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Shellfish Mortalities: Observations from 2019 — Nyle Taylor, Taylor Shellfish
Summer Mortality Through a Phytoplankton Lens — Teri King and Vera Trainer, Washington Sea Grant and NOAA NWFSC
Adjourn Conference at 12:30 pm
For program information
Teri King Washington Sea Grant
Date and Location
March 9 -10, 2020
Alderbrook Resort & Spa