When we think of animal agriculture, we might not think of oysters and clams. But in Washington State, bivalves are big business. Not only was shellfish the state’s first export commodity back in the 19th Century, it continues to be a major economic engine, especially for the state’s coastal counties.
Learn more about Washington’s shellfish industry and its integrated pest management challenges and accomplishments.
Development of this website, as well as partial support of some of the outreach projects it describes, was provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program.