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:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friends of Burley Lagoon Newsletter

Burley Lagoon, Purdy

Friends of Burley Lagoon (FoBL) have published their first newletter. FoBL was formed in response to concerns about habitat impacts from commercial shellfish farming activities being proposed by Taylor Shellfish who recently leased the 300 acres of tidelands from the Yamashita family. Those concerns are now focused on a proposed subtidal/intertidal commercial geoduck farm near the mouth of Burley Lagoon. If approved, it sets a precedent and opens the door for an easier approval of Taylor Shellfish's 30 acre geoduck farm within Burley Lagoon. Important dates for the upcoming public hearing on March 27 are noted, as are email addresses for various county officials involved.

Burley Lagoon Newsletter
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