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:

Monday, May 4, 2015

What's a Grower in Willapa Bay To Do?

Stop Spraying and Put Some Effort Into Your Jobs

Taylor Shellfish and other growers are now claiming economic crisis in Willapa Bay because they will not be able to spray the neurotoxin imidacloprid onto their tideflats to kill burrowing shrimp. They claim not being able to do so leaves oysters to sink into quicksand and smother. Apparently they are unaware of what other growers are doing to grow oysters off of the sediments - including Taylor Shellfish. 

Business is never easy. As they say, if it were, everyone would be doing it. If you can't grow oysters in Willapa Bay without spraying pesticides and herbicides to kill off everything, maybe you shouldn't be in the oyster business. Because spraying in Willapa Bay will kill off the oyster business.

Hamma Hamma in Hood Canal
(from Seattle Times)

Rack Culture from California


Long Line - Taylor Shellfish (yes, Taylor Shellfish)

Western Oyster Floating Rafts - Burley Lagoon

Long Line - Brady's Oysters, Grays Harbor

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