Gold Coast Oyster
I will fall on my
sword for the lack of communication over the last few months.
Our "quarterly" newsletter has
now lapsed to six months. Certainly a bad habit we (I ) don't wish to repeat. We want to
emphasize we are here for you. Call me at 425-766-4848 if there
exist ANY questions or issues we can assist you with.
We closed out the year
with our grand celebration of "all things shellfish" with our presence at Elliott's New
year for the sixth year. This year we featured our
signature product, the petite Gold
We don't get so much
into pretty shapes tumbling bags and the "boutique" aspect
of this event. We know the beneficiaries are the Puget Sound Restoraton Fund, and that complements what we're
about as a company. Our mission is unchanged; top quality, TRUE
sustainable cultivation of client beaches, and protection of
privacy. We support the Restoration fund because they do great
Puget Sound Restoration
Fund home page
Many of these Gold Creeks came from Allen Point where the
freshwater creek adds that tangy zest to the product. YUM!
The Brad and Bill show
commands danger for anybody near to the shucking table!
Seriously, thanks to Chef Spaulding for his staff assistence.
It's been a mad rush
since then. "All things shellfish" turned into
"all things tribal" very quickly; some of it could even be
described as "gallows humor". So
read the left column article and we'll get you briefed on the past
During the spring
we've had lots of "biology" sessions and input from our
regulatory friends at the state and federal level. We just
concluded the Pac Rim conference at Semiahmoo where Bill Allen was
selected from the industry as a board member. Pac Rim is that
arm of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference
that oversees federal requirements and best practices. Gold Coast is
proud to be on the leading edge of these policies. The month
before we attended the Shellfish Grower's conference hosted by
Washington Sea Grant at Alderbrook
Inn. This is always full of new and ecologically significant
Pac Rim conference
A hidden agenda at the
Pac Rim conference item here was to better streamline and integrate
the services and controls provided by the Washington State Department
of Health. This remains a "work in process".
The future of the small grower like Gold
Coast is at stake. Rogue operators
not only undercut our business, but they degrade the entire industry.
There has been some turnover at that agency and we are hoping it will
be for the good. Our inspection last week left us with an
where has the boss been? Pictured to the left is a smiling
Scott Grout and some very fresh Hood Canal spot shrimp. OK
there is ONE more date left in May! Will you join us? We
will be up at the Brinnon seed and staging
facility. Call for directions!
The famous barge gets
a rest at the end of a wonderful shrimp day.
your calendar for Freedom Fest. Sooner than you think!
July 7th is the date!!! More to follow!