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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Thursday, May 8, 2014

California Shellfish Growers and the Coastodian

Do marine waters really need this form of "structure"?

The Coastodian continues to point out the impacts from shellfish operations north of San Francisco. What the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association and Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association promote as "structure" is, through anyone else's eyes, something far different. Especially when whatever minor benefits may be created are destroyed when harvesting removes the "structure."

Unused oyster racks in Tomales Bay.
"Structure" in shellfish lobbyist's eyes.
(from The Coastodian)
 
More "structure".
 
When harvested, "structure" is destroyed.
(from TBOC)
 
 
If you believe this sort of "structure" is not in the best interest of Tomales Bay, let the manager know. His contact information is: Martin Seiler at mseiler@tomalesbayoystercompany.com. Maybe if he knows people are concerned he will clean up the operation.
 

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