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:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/contact/send-gov-inslee-e-message
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Taylor Shellfish Mussel Farm Permit Decision Postponed to July 19

The permit decision for the proposed 58 raft mussel farm operated by Taylor Shellfish has been pushed out to July 19. Maintaining Totten Inlet's water quality is of critical importance. Maintaining the quality of life enjoyed by Washington's citizens who experience Totten Inlet is of equal importance.

While the shellfish industry may be important to some, this does not trump the Shoreline Management Act's focus to prevent the fragmentation of Puget Sound's tidelands and waters by corporate interests' developments.

For those who wish to have emails from APHETI (Association for the Protection of Hammersley, Eld and Totten Inlet) on the status of this permit you may send an email to APHETI@gmail.com and ask to be added to their email list.

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