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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Monday, February 4, 2013

Judge Rules Against Drakes Bay Oyster Company

 
Will the tidelands of Puget Sound's Olympic Penninsula now be made part of the Wild Olympics proposal? 
 
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Monday denied owner Kevin Lunny's motion to void Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's order to evict the historic facility from the park, and also declined to allow the farm to continue operating while its legal case proceeds. [abc news]
 
"The court rightly decided that Secretary Salazar had full discretion to let the oyster operation permit expire on its own terms and honor the 1976 wilderness designation for Drakes Estero," stated Amy Trainer, executive director, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. "We are very grateful for this decision, which supports the Estero's full wilderness protection, and we urge the company to fulfill its long-standing responsibility to its workers by assisting them during this time of transition." [East Bay Express]
 
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wrote in her decision that she did not believe she had authority to overturn Salazar, and that even if she did, "plaintiffs have not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of the claims." [WRAL]
 
High Tide at the Oyster Shack
December 14, 2012
 
Castles made of sand...

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