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National and West Coast

Shellfish Initiatives
The Future of Shellfish In Rhode Island
Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium
N...
NOAA Aquaculture Policy
• Enable domestic production of seafood
• Maintain healthy marine ecosystems
• Create employment a...
National Shellfish Initiative
• Spatial planning and efficient permitting
• Research on environmental effects
• Technologi...
NOAA Supports the
Washington Shellfish Initiative
• 1st regional implementation
• Partnerships
• Jobs because of the envir...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
• Launched in December
2011 by Governor
Gregoire and NOAA
Administrator Jane
Lubchenco
• C...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Why?
• Historic part of State’s
culture and heritage
• Requires clean water
and a healthy
...
Shellfish are part of fabric of
Washington State
• Integral to Washington’s history, culture & heritage
• Major draw for r...
Economic benefits/opportunity
• Thriving shellfish aquaculture industry contributes
3,200 direct/indirect jobs, $270 milli...
Economic benefits/opportunity
• Year-round family wage jobs with benefits
• ~$27 million annual payroll in Pacific & Mason...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Actions
• Produce a multi-agency
coordinated, efficient
permitting program
Agency tour of ...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Actions
• Promote Native American
commercial, ceremonial
and subsistence shellfish
harvest...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Actions
• Improve understanding of ecosystem services
provided by shellfish

Diving Scoter...
Promote Native
Shellfish Restoration
• Olympia oysters
• 200K NOAA grant to NW Straits Commission
• WDFW Oyster Rebuilding...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Actions
• Direct EPA NEP funding to
protect & improve
nearshore water quality
• Improve sh...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Actions
• Take steps to address ocean
acidification
• Formation of Washington’s
Ocean Acid...
Take Steps to Address
Ocean Acidification
• Convene Blue Ribbon Panel
• Summary of science
• Actionable recommendations

•...
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Partnership
• Northwest Indian Fisheries
Commission
• Washington Sea Grant
• National Ocea...
Significant Press Effort

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California
Shellfish
Initiative

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California
Shellfish
Initiative
Humboldt Bay
Mariculture PrePermitting
Project
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California
Shellfish
Initiative
Humboldt Bay
Mariculture PrePermitting
Project
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California Shellfish Initiative
Humboldt Bay

National
Marine
Research and
Innovation
Park (NMRIP)
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California Shellfish Initiative
• Initial interest in
repeating
Humboldt effort
in Tomales Bay
• Establishment of
an Inter...
Contact information
Bill Dewey
Email: billd@taylorshellfish.com
Cell: (360) 790-2330

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Bill Dewey, "National and West Coast Shellfish Initiatives, "Baird Symposium

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Bill Dewey, "National and West Coast Shellfish Initiatives, "Baird Symposium

  1. 1. National and West Coast Shellfish Initiatives The Future of Shellfish In Rhode Island Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium November 14, 2013 Bill Dewey – Taylor Shellfish Farms Oyster harvest Willapa Bay Volunteers seeding clams, Twanoh SP Clam harvesting Hood Canal 1
  2. 2. NOAA Aquaculture Policy • Enable domestic production of seafood • Maintain healthy marine ecosystems • Create employment and business opportunities • Support working waterfronts • Restore and conserve marine habitat Olympia oysters 2
  3. 3. National Shellfish Initiative • Spatial planning and efficient permitting • Research on environmental effects • Technologies for restoration and farming • Coordinated and innovative financing oyster/eelgrass habitat study shellfish seed sorter 3
  4. 4. NOAA Supports the Washington Shellfish Initiative • 1st regional implementation • Partnerships • Jobs because of the environment and jobs for the environment Learning about oyster processing Clam harvesting crew 4
  5. 5. Washington Shellfish Initiative • Launched in December 2011 by Governor Gregoire and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco • Collaborative effort to implement the National Shellfish Initiative 5
  6. 6. Washington Shellfish Initiative Why? • Historic part of State’s culture and heritage • Requires clean water and a healthy ecosystem • Jobs and economic opportunity 6
  7. 7. Shellfish are part of fabric of Washington State • Integral to Washington’s history, culture & heritage • Major draw for regional tourism Oyster Run motorcycle rally Tour buses at Blau Oyster 7
  8. 8. Economic benefits/opportunity • Thriving shellfish aquaculture industry contributes 3,200 direct/indirect jobs, $270 million statewide • Excellent product reputation, strong demand has stimulated significant industry investment Rows of clams Picking oysters Retrieving harvested oysters 8
  9. 9. Economic benefits/opportunity • Year-round family wage jobs with benefits • ~$27 million annual payroll in Pacific & Mason Counties Tulip bulb harvester dapted to dig clams Willapa Bay oyster harvest Harvesting clams Little Skookum shellfish worker 9
  10. 10. Washington Shellfish Initiative Actions • Produce a multi-agency coordinated, efficient permitting program Agency tour of shellfish farm • Implement native oyster and abalone restoration Puget Sound native oyster bed 10
  11. 11. Washington Shellfish Initiative Actions • Promote Native American commercial, ceremonial and subsistence shellfish harvest Native Americans harvesting shellfish (NWIFC) • Support shellfish aquaculture research Benthic sampling on shellfish farm 11
  12. 12. Washington Shellfish Initiative Actions • Improve understanding of ecosystem services provided by shellfish Diving Scoter ducks eating mussels from geoduck nursery tubes 1/10/12 60 manila clams filtering 4 liters of seawater in 28 minutes 12
  13. 13. Promote Native Shellfish Restoration • Olympia oysters • 200K NOAA grant to NW Straits Commission • WDFW Oyster Rebuilding Plan • Native shellfish hatchery • Pinto abalone • 560K NOAA grant to WDFW Volunteers planting Olympia oysters Pinto abalone 13
  14. 14. Washington Shellfish Initiative Actions • Direct EPA NEP funding to protect & improve nearshore water quality • Improve shellfish growing area protection and restoration efforts Samish Bay Bivalve Bash 14
  15. 15. Washington Shellfish Initiative Actions • Take steps to address ocean acidification • Formation of Washington’s Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel • Governor’s Executive Order • Council established in Governor’s office to respond to OA • Creation of Ocean Acidification Center at the University of Washington 15
  16. 16. Take Steps to Address Ocean Acidification • Convene Blue Ribbon Panel • Summary of science • Actionable recommendations • WSG research project on Pacific oysters SEM photo: OSU Brunner/Waldbusser Seawater monitoring buoy 16
  17. 17. Washington Shellfish Initiative Partnership • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission • Washington Sea Grant • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • Environmental Protection Agency • US Army Corp of Engineers • US Geological Survey • Northwest Straits Commission • Whatcom County Conservation District • The Nature Conservancy • Puget Sound Restoration Fund • Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association • Puget Sound Partnership • Office of Regulatory Assistance • Department of Natural Resources • Department of Health • Department of Fish and Wildlife • State Parks Commission • Department of Ecology 17
  18. 18. Significant Press Effort 18
  19. 19. California Shellfish Initiative 19
  20. 20. California Shellfish Initiative Humboldt Bay Mariculture PrePermitting Project 20
  21. 21. California Shellfish Initiative Humboldt Bay Mariculture PrePermitting Project 21
  22. 22. California Shellfish Initiative Humboldt Bay National Marine Research and Innovation Park (NMRIP) 22
  23. 23. California Shellfish Initiative • Initial interest in repeating Humboldt effort in Tomales Bay • Establishment of an Interagency Working Group • Restoration • Research • Water quality San Francisco 23
  24. 24. Contact information Bill Dewey Email: billd@taylorshellfish.com Cell: (360) 790-2330 24

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