By Sarah Nicastro, publisher/editor in chief, Field Technologies
The use of mobile apps is saving this aquaculture operation hundreds of hours of data entry per year.
Taylor Shellfish Farms is a fifth-generation, family-owned aquaculture operation based in Shelton, Washington. The company has steadily expanded the scale and scope of its operations over the years since beginning in 1890 with just one farm. With the next generation, it expanded into processing. More recently, it has added hatcheries and its own oyster bars to sell products directly to customers. The company currently employs more than 500 people to grow shellfish sustainably on more than 11,000 acres of leased or owned tide land and owns and operates four oyster bars in Seattle.