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: https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Closes Areas of Puget Sound to Commercial Harvest of Oysters

Vibriosis, a disease caused by the naturally occurring bacteria Vibrio Parahaemolyticus (Vp) and typically contracted from the consumption of raw oysters, has closed Totten Inlet to the commercial harvesting of oysters. Testing for Vp has closed the Dabob Bay and Hammersley Inlet growing areas to the commercial harvest of oysters.

The closures only effect commercial harvesting. Information on recreational beach closures is found on the Department of Health's website. Steps to prevent contracting this food born illness from shellfish are found on the Department of Health's illness prevention page.

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