The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory group to the Board of County Commissioners. MRC members are citizen volunteers committed to protecting and restoring marine habitats in our ecologically rich corner of the world.

Crabbing 101

New! CRABBING 101 Programs

Free crabber education programs sponsored by the Jefferson and Clallam MRCs!  Learn from the experts how to Catch More Crab and avoid losing your pots.  A detailed description about workshops can be found here

  • Sun. June 23, 11am. Marina Room, 103 Hudson St. (Point Hudson) in Port Townsend
  • Wed June 26, 4:30 pm. WSU Extension Classroom, 97 Oak Bay Rd, Port Hadlock

NOTE: Clallam MRC has similar programs on June 11 (John Wayne Marina) & June 20 (Port Angeles LIbrary).

RSVP required. For more info and to register, click tabs below and at end of next section. 

HERE for link to Registration for June 26th program in Port Hadlock

2019 rain garden installation. photo by Cheryl Lowe

Shellfish Aquaculture Education Forum June 28th

1 - 5 pm, NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend.

REGISTRATION opens June 4, 2019.

Learn about ecological, cultural and economic perspectives of growing clams, oysters, mussels and geoducks. Our goals are to increase public understanding of shellfish aquaculture issues, management and impacts by providing a variety of perspectives and emphasizing science-based information. Presenters from the research community, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and shellfish growers will address a range of issues. See AGENDA.

Topics include:

  • Basic Ecological & Cultural Aspects of Shellfish Aquaculture
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Speakers Panel

Speakers include:
--Jodie Toft, Puget Sound Restoration Fund
--Kurt Grinnell, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
--Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute
--Rick Mraz, WA Dept of Ecology
--Dave Kangiser & Mark Toy, WA Dept of Health
--Amy Carey, Sound Action
--Dave Steele, Rock Point Oyster Co.