Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits and with limited public input. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

Get involved and contact your elected officials to let them you do not support aquaculture's industrial transformation of Puget Sound's tidelands.

Governor Inslee: https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pierce County Shoreline Master Program Meeting August 1

Reminder:
August 1 there will be a meeting at 6:30PM to discuss Pierce County's update to their Shoreline Master Program.
August 1, 2012 Peninsula High School
14105 Purdy Drive NW, Gig Harbor
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/pals/whatwedo/shoreline.htm
Get involved if you care about whether the shellfish industry should be regulated. Aquaculture may be a preferred use of the shoreline, but that does not mean corporate shellfish farmers should get a free pass to use whatever methods they wish at whatever hours of the day or night they want.

Burley Lagoon, Pierce County

Corporate claims that methods used are "no worse than a natural event" is no different than saying an open pit mine is no different than a flood. It is different. Waters recede and land recovers, open pit mining goes on and on with no recovery. Intensive aquaculture goes on and on with no recovery. It is not the same as a "natural event" no matter how many times lobbyists claim it is. Get involved. Corporate shellfish lobbyists are.

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