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:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Shellfish Growers Beach Cleanup March 13, Low Tide +1.4

The Pacific Shellfish Growers Association has announced their "beach cleanup" will occur March 13 when the low tide is +1.4 feet. [click here for tide table]  Waterfront property owners who would prefer growers not walk their beaches should call 360-754-2744.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2013/03/07/2451441/south-sound-beach-cleanup-set.html#storylink=cpy

PVC Pipe from Geoduck Farms
Located in the lower tidal elevations
of +2 to -4.
Beach cleanups, by whatever groups are important. However, until the PCSGA begins to hold these events during minus tides when much of the derelict shellfish gear of concern is exposed, it may be worth PCSGA considering not using the event as a promotional tool showing how little shellfish gear is collected. (see 2013 tide table below to see when minus tides - in red - expose the lower elevations)
2013 Tide Table (Olympia time)
(Click to enlarge)

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