Shellfish Aquaculture Education Forum
Over 80 people attended the MRC's Shellfish Aquaculture Educational Forum on June 28th and learned about ecological, cultural and regulatory aspects of growing clams, oysters, mussels and geoducks. Our goals were to increase public understanding of shellfish aquaculture issues, management and impacts by providing a variety of perspectives. Presenters talked about research, regulations, tribal perspectives, environmental questions and how some of these species are grown. It was a good start, with much more to learn. Attendees asked some really good questions. The MRC is planning to write up a summary report to share with the County Commissioners, the Northwest Straits Commission and the public (posted on our website later this summer).