Shellfish Research and Information
Services for the U.S. West Coast


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The man with a plan

PSI researcher, Andy Suhrbier helps shellfish growers adapt to changing ocean conditions.



Reports & Publications

From research publications to presentations, PSI supported research and outreach offers a variety of informational materials on shellfish-related issues.

Shellfish research and information services for the U.S. West Coast

Publications and Reports

SHELLFISH AND HUMAN HEALTH

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2013. Harvest Management Tools to Control the Levels of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Concentrations in Oysters and other Bivalve Shellfish. Final Project Report for NMFS/NOAA Saltonstall ‐Kennedy Program, Award No. NA09NMF4270089.

Pet Waste: What’s the Problem? Brochure. 2011.

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2009. Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Program - Phytoplankton Analyses. Final Report Prepared for Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group.

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2008. Characterization of the Cadmium Health Risk, Concentrations and Ways to Minimize Cadmium Residues in Shellfish; Sampling and Analysis of Cadmium in U.S. West Coast Bivalve Shellfish. Prepared for Oregon State University, Seafood Research Laboratory. USDA Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service. Award No. 2004-51110-02156.

Shellfish Farmers as First Responders to Spills. Report to the Russell Family Foundation. 2008.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Hudson, B., Cheney, D., Dumbauld, B., Cordell, J., Tomas-Nash, F., Kramer, S., Houle, K., Suhrbier, A., Middleton, M., Toft, J., Kralj, J., Mercer, D., Clarke, L., Meuthing, K., Mack, C., Minch, J. August 2018. Quantification of functional relationships between shellfish culture and seagrass in US west coast estuaries to inform regulatory decisions. Final Report for NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy Program Award No. NA15NMF4270318. pp. 36.

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2017. Surf to Turf Mussel Compost: Removing and Recycling Nutrients from Budd Inlet. Final Project Report for National Estuary Program Toxics and Nutrients Award No. G1500057. Prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology by Aimee Christy, Bobbi Hudson, Andrew Suhrbier, Steven Booth, Mary Middleton, Dan Cheney of the Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA. May, 2017. pp. 68.Appendices.

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2014. Shellfish at Work – Reducing Nutrient Pollution in the Budd Inlet Watershed. Final Project Report for National Estuary Program Toxics and Nutrients Award No. G1300037. Prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology by Aimee Christy, Bobbi Hudson and Andrew Suhrbier of the Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA. December 2014. pp. 80. Appendices.

Puget Sound Restoration Fund. 2011. Technical Memorandum: Liberty Bay Case Study. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Northern Economics, Inc. 2010. Assessment of Benefits and Cost Associated with Shellfish Production and Restoration in Puget Sound. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Northern Economics, Inc. 2010. Technical Memorandum: Puget Sound Shellfish Revenue and Expenditure Survey. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Northern Economics, Inc. 2010. Technical Memorandum: Property Value Study. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Entrix, Inc. 2010. Technical Memorandum: Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm Community and Ecosystem Benefits. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. 2010. Technical Memorandum: Nitrogen Removal with Shellfish Harvest in Oakland Bay and Puget Sound. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Northern Economics, Inc. 2009. Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Shellfish Restoration, Enhancement and Management: A Review of the Literature. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Northern Economics, Inc. 2009. Perceptions and Values of Shellfish Stakeholders Prepared for Washington Sea Grant and Pacific Shellfish Institute.

Entrix, Inc. 2009. Technical Memorandum: Estimating Water Quality Benefits From Shellfish Harvesting: A Case Study in Oakland Bay. Prepared for Pacific Shellfish Institute.

SHELLFISH PRODUCTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Booth, S. R., Patten, K., & New, L. 2019. Response of estuarine benthic invertebrates to field applications of insecticide. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 218, pp. 86-94.

Suhrbier, A. D., Cheney, D. P., Cordell, J. R., Dewey, W. F., Davis, J. P., & Ferreira, J. G. 2017. Innovative Farming Methods for Production and Harvest of Manila Clams in Washington State, USA. WORLD AQUACULTURE, pp. 49-57.

Steven Booth. 2012. Dichotomous Key and Illustrated Guide to the Pests of Bivalve Aquaculture in Washington and Oregon

Steven Booth. 2012. Dichotomous Key and Illustrated Guide to the Pests of Bivalve Aquaculture in Washington and Oregon

William Dewey, Jonathan P. Davis, and Daniel P. Cheney. 2011. Shellfish aquaculture and the environment: an industry perspective. In Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment. Ed.Sandra E. Shumway.

Pacific Shellfish Institute. 2010. Oyster Seed Crisis. Final Report Prepared for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oyster Reserves Program.

Daniel Cheney, Richard Langdon, Kevin Heasman, Bernard Friedman, and Jonathan Davis. 2010. Shellfish Culture in the Open Ocean: Lessons Learned for Offshore Expansion. Marine Technology Journal. vol. 44, no. 3. May/June 2010

Presentations and Posters

SHELLFISH AND HUMAN HEALTH

Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) 2015 Studies: Deep Water Holding. Andrew Suhrbier, Steven Booth, Daniel Cheney, Pacific Shellfish Institute. Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference biennial meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2015.

Harvest and Holding Methods to Decrease Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Concentrations in Pacific Oysters. Daniel Cheney, Pacific Shellfish Institute. PCSGA annual meeting, Tulalip, Washington, September 2012.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Comparing off-bottom oyster culture and eelgrass (Z. marina) beds using a habitat suitability index. Houle, K. and Cheney, D. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association/National Shellfisheries Association – Pacific Coast Section annual meeting, Blaine, Washington, September 2018.

Seagrass & Shellfish: Measuring Habitat Use in West Coast Estuaries. Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute. PCSGA/NSA annual meeting, Chelan, Washington, October 2016.

Ecological Carrying Capacity and the Influence of Shellfish Culture in South Puget Sound. Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute. South Sound Science Symposium, Shelton, Washington. September 2016.

Nutrient bioextraction using wild set of blue
mussels (Mytilus trossulus) in Budd Inlet,
southern Puget Sound, Washington State.
Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute. National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) annual meeting, Jacksonville, Florida. March 2014.

Economic Impact of West Coast Shellfish Aquaculture. Bobbi Hudson. National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) 104th annual meeting, Seattle, Washington. March 2012.

SHELLFISH PRODUCTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Mariculture in Alaska: the Long View. Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute. Alaska Sea Grant Association Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, December 2016.

Status of Kelp Mariculture in Alaska. Bobbi Hudson, Pacific Shellfish Institute. PCSGA/NSA annual meeting, Chelan, Washington, October 2016.

U.S. Development of red sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus) poly-aquaculture for nutrient uptake and seafood export. Andrew Suhrbier, Pacific Shellfish Institute. World Aquaculture Society annual meeting, Las Vegas, California, February 2016.

Shellfish Farming in the Pacific NW Public & Stakeholder Perceptions. Bobbi Hudson. Pacific Shellfish Institute. National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) annual meeting, Monterey, California, March 2015.

Manila Clam Harvest Method Evaluation in Samish Bay, WA. Andrew Suhrbier, Pacific Shellfish Institute. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting, Tulalip, Washington, September 2012.