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:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NOAA: "We don't tell [fish] farmers what to grow." It's a state issue - for good reason.

Those representing Washington's
citizens overwhelmingly passed EHB2957 to
phase out nonnative Atlantic salmon 
net pen operations. 

What could go wrong with NOAA involved?

Proposed "Ocean farming" 
Easy permitting, no guidance on what to grow. In part, it's why the Center for Food Safety is suing NOAA.
See papers file by CFS here:
Support CFS here:
https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/donate/5285/support-cfss-legal-action-fundupport CFS here:

NOAA: “We don’t tell [fish] farmers what to farm” "NOAA filed a final rule implementing the nation’s first comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters." (Michael Rust, NOAA, Salmon Business, 3/9)

On risks of farmed salmon escapes.
The same NOAA who said escaped Atlantic salmon were "couch potatoes" and were like escaped cows on the Serengeti, unlikely to go anywhere. Instead, these nonnative "cows" swam over 200 miles and were found swimming upstream in the Puyallup, Skagit and Snohomish Rivers.

Get involved. Encourage Governor Inslee to sign into law EHB2957, phasing out nonnative Atlantic salmon net pen operations, passed overwhelmingly by those who represent the citizens of Washington state. As Michael Rust and others at NOAA have said, this is a state issue. For good reason.
Email the Governor here:
Phone the Governor here: 360-902-4111

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