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:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oakland Bay Closed to Commercial Harvesting of Oysters

The naturally occurring bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus has again caused Oakland Bay to be closed to commercial harvesting of oysters. This is in addition to Hammersley Inlet, Pickering Passage, Totten Inlet, Little Skookum Inlet in south Puget Sound and Samish Bay near Anacortes which have also been closed due to illnesses contracted from oysters harvested from those areas.

The Washington Department of Health notes 2006 was most likely the year that an environmental threshold was crossed.

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