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/
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vibrio Update: DOH Reacts and Notifies Shellfish Growers of Risk to Consumers

"At 80 degrees, Vibrio bacteria double within one hour."
(Department of Health)
 
The morning of April 30th DOH reacted and warned shellfish growers of the increased risk to consumers from the naturally occurring bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp), which mid-day minus tides and unseasonably high temperatures brings. Today, Shelton's day time high temperature is forecast to be 80 degrees. The May 1 high is forecast to be 82 degrees.
 
April 30 Temperature/Tide 
(Taylor Shellfish oysters are grown
between -1 and +4)
 
May 1 Temperature/Tide
 

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