(Morgan Black, Sabrina Buck, Hilary Schult

Geoduck: the Nisqually Shellfish Program and Nisqually Aquatic Technologies” addresses the importance of geoduck harvesting to the Nisqually Tribe and its treaty rights, the impacts of harvest on the geoduck resource and the environment, and the economic and cultural benefits of the geoduck diving program. (The Geoduck is also our Evergreen team mascot.)

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2 Responses to “Geoduck: Nisqually Shellfish Program”
  1. geoduck says:

    This is great! It is important that people are aware of the importance of harvesting geoducks. We all know that geoducks are not very common to other parts of the world. Learning about the impacts of harvesting them and the treaty rights might help preserve the beauty and habitat of geoducks.

  2. Thomas Love says:

    I am trying to find the earliest reference to geoduck (with spelling) for a linguistics project with Dr. Ives Goddard of the Smithsonian Institution. The earliest attested spelling is geoduck, in the following quotation:

    1881 H. Hemphill Let. in Bull. U.S. Fish Comm. 1 21 Glycimeris generosa. Olympia, Washington Territory‥. The boys at Olympia call them ‘Geoducks’; they dig them on a certain sand bar at extreme low tide, and sell them to a merchant who ships them to Portland, Oreg‥. The boys inform me that the Indians on the Sound call them Quenux, and dry them for food with the other clams.

    The earliest appearance of “geoduck” in The Oregonian newspaper is 1884.

    Do you have any links to any earlier source, with spelling? Or any leads you might suggest?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Tom Love
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