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:
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

We're the shellfish industry. We don't have to care.

Non-permitted geoduck farm placed in
Kitsap County's tidelands. Mr. Kimmel says
he "didn't know" he needed a permit in 2013.
 
Almost 6 months after Mr. Kimmel agreed
to remove all gear he has left as a statement
to neighbors and agencies his thoughts.
Including over 9,000 geoduck he will be able
to harvest in another 2-3 years, pocketing the profits.
No doubt he now wishes he had planted more.

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