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:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 28: Mason County Shoreline Master Program Update Meeting, Shelton at 6PM

Mason County's Planning Advisory Commission will hold its first of 2 workshops Monday, January 28 at 6PM in the Mason County Commission Chambers at 411 N. 5th Street. Some of the topics at the first meeting will include the role of the Planning Advisory Commission, "no net loss", non-conforming development, and private property rights.

A second meeting will be held February 11, also at 6PM. Topics at the second meeting will include aquaculture, including background behind why floating aquaculture facilities will no longer require a Conditional Use Permit. (Note: Thurston County's Hearing Examiner recently denied a permit application for a 58 raft mussel farm in Totten Inlet, a body of water shared by both counties.)

[click here to see "red line" version of Chapter IX]
[click here to see "red line" version of MCC 17.50]

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