2017 Breakfast Series
*Network * Eat Good Food * Learn About Important Issues *


In 2017 we’re excited to be launching this NEW Breakfast Series for food & farming businesses and organizations, co-hosted by the NW WA Chefs Collective! The aim is to have regular opportunities to connect with others in the industry, share a delicious local meal, and explore a topic that is timely within the food & farming sector.

Ocean Acidification Impacts to Shellfish
Marine waters support a variety of species that provide cultural, economic and recreational benefits. Shellfish, such as bivalves and crab, are among our most cherished species. Unfortunately, ocean acidification, which is a change in ocean chemistry, presents certain threats to shellfish and the human systems that depend on them. This presentation will discuss ocean acidification impacts to shellfish, emerging science and provide a forum to discuss the interface between ocean acidification impacts and the seafood industry. Leave with a better understanding of the state of shellfish in NW Washington, both for you and your customers. Free for all Chef’s Collective members, $25 for non-members.


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Rich Childers is the Director of the Northwest Straits Commission (as of January 2017).  Prior to his role as director, Rich managed shellfish fisheries in Puget Sound since 1995 and served as the WA State Shellfish Policy Lead for WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife between 2000 and 2016. He also serves on the WA Marine Resources Advisory Council.

Bill Dewey is the Director of Public Affairs for Taylor Shellfish. He has over 30 years of experience as a shellfish farmer and is recognized for his work in local, state and federal shellfish culture policy. Bill generously offers his time and expertise to educate the public and officials about ocean acidification, served on WA Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification and is a member of the WA Marine Resources Advisory Council.

Lucas Hart is the Marine Program Manager for the Northwest Straits Commission. He holds a PhD in physiology and works on a variety of marine related projects in Puget Sound, including ocean acidification outreach.

*Become a member of the NW WA Chefs Collective for just $100 and includes entry to all 2017 events + great promotional benefits *

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