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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Friday, May 10, 2013

May's Deep Minus Tides are Coming, Native Habitat is Going

 
(Olympia Times)
 
Get out and explore the tidelands during these deep low tides. You'll discover a world which appears few times during the daylight hours. And if you happen to be in Burley Lagoon you might check to see what it is Taylor Shellfish is clearing off of the tidelands and what they've left behind.
 
"Taylor's Bins"
full of rocks, barnacles and shells
cleared from the tidelands.
For what?
Hauled off to who knows where?
 
Get out and enjoy the unique native habitat exposed during these minus tides. While it's still there.



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