Join us in celebrating all things shellfish during Washington Shellfish Week from April 15 – April 21, 2018.
The shellfish industry is a foundation of Western Washington’s rural economy and an important part of the state’s heritage. Washington leads the nation in farmed shellfish production with approximately 10,500 metric tons of oysters, clams and mussels in 2013, which generated approximately $184 million in total economic contribution, of which almost $92 million was direct revenue from the industry. Washington shellfish growers also directly employed more than 1,900 employees and created more than 810 indirect and induced jobs across the state. WA shellfish are sought by consumers around the world and are a well-deserved source of pride for local growers. Shellfish are also a key part of our marine ecosystems, providing habitat and helping filter and cleanse water. For all of these reasons, shellfish are an extraordinary resource for Washington state to celebrate!
Events are scheduled throughout the week and are open to the public.
Oyster Month at Alderbrook Resort | All April, Union, WA
Taylor Shellfish Samples & Cooking Tips Event | April 20, Shelton, WA
Hama Hama Oyster Rama | April 21, Lilliwaup, WA
Go online for full calendar of events: http://aquaculture.wsg.uw.edu
And, connect with Washington Shellfish Week using hashtag: #digWAshellfish.