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/

Additional information
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Last Daylight Deep Minus Tides of 2013

July 2013 Tide Table
(Olympia Times/Depths)

The last daylight deep minus tides of 2013 will occur on the 20th through the 24th of July. Tidal elevations will drop to -3.3 in south Puget Sound, ending with a high tide elevation of 16 feet on the 24th and 25th, the highest level of the year. It is because of these deep minus tides that south Puget Sound has seen the highest intensity of geoduck farming in Puget Sound. If time allows and you or a friend have a boat, get out for a lunch time ride and see what's happening to Puget Sound's lower intertidal areas.

Fudge Point, Harstene Island
June 23, 2013 ( -4 tide) - new farm

Spencer Cove, Harstene Island
June 23, 2013 (-4 tide) ongoing farms
 
Case Inlet, eastern side
June 22, 2013 (-3.5 tide) forgotten tubes
 
Case Inlet, eastern side
June 22, 2013 (-3.5 tide) mesh tubing
 
 


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