March 16, 2020
In February, several Washington Sea Grant (WSG) staff attended the 2nd annual Seafood Day in Olympia, where over 300 state representatives and their staff sampled a wide variety of local Washington seafoods between sessions. This event, organized by Dale Beasley, president of the Coalition for Coastal Fisheries, along with many other fishermen, showcased shrimp cocktail, fresh-caught crab, oysters on the half shell, steamed clams, clam chowder with razor clams, and baked and smoked salmon — all harvested or caught just off the Washington coastline. This event was held in an effort by local fishermen and shellfish growers to highlight the importance of supporting these important industries right here at home. WSG was there with a table of materials to share information about our programs that support local Washington fishing communities.