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:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Willapa Bay Imazamox Spraying: Coalition Submits Comments on Spray Permit Applications

Is an oyster from Willapa Bay really safe to eat?

The Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat has submitted comments on eight separate applications to spray Imazamox on shellfish beds in Willapa Bay. Some of the companies who have asked to be allowed to spray the herbicide on their shellfish beds include: Herrod Fish and Oyster, Long Island Oyster, Northern Oyster, Station House Oyster, Taylor ShellfishWiegardt and Sons, and Willapa Bay Oyster.

Consumers of shellfish harvested from Willapa Bay would do well to question whether those shellfish are truly something they wish to consume.

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