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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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Full Moon May 14 Brings Deep Minus Tides in South Puget Sound

Full Moon Rises May 14
Lowest Tides Friday and Saturday
 
Tide Table for Olympia
 
Get out and see what's there.
 
Tideland owners - have you been poached?
A special note to tideland owners who have leased and converted their tidelands to geoduck growers: Do you know how many geoducks are on your tidelands? Do you know where your tideland parcel actually starts and ends? Minus tides present an opportunity for you to become educated. Be sure when harvest time comes and reports are received, you'll know if you've been poached. Divide the planted plot on your tidelands, which should be clearly known, into 3'X3' squares and count the number of geoduck "shows" in each square. You don't need to measure the entire plot, although that would be ideal, only a number of samples. Multiply the average number in the sample squares by the number of squares in your tideland area planted and you'll know what you should expect at harvest time.


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