Feds To Shut Down Drake's Bay Oyster FarmU.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday said he will shut down an historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore, designating the site as a wilderness area.
Back to the wild in Point ReyesAt the center of the dispute is Drakes Bay Oyster Co., which operates on Drakes Estero, a spectacular and ecologically significant estuary located in an area that has been federally designated as wilderness.
Interior Secretary visits Marin, says no decision yet on Pt. Reyes oyster farm ..."I have not made a decision yet," said Salazar, after touring the Drakes Bay Oyster Co., whose lease is in contention.
US Interior Secretary to visit Marin today as oyster decision loomsSalazar is scheduled to visit the Drakes Bay Oyster Co., whose lease is in contention, and with Point Reyes National Seashore staff and those who want the oyster operation closed down. The oyster farm has a lease allowing it to grow and harvest oysters ...
Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With ...If Drakes Bay Oyster Company is closed down by the park service, it will not only affect the 30 skilled workers with years of service to the company, but the entire population of 150 Latinos who live around Point Reyes.
National Park Service Urged To Follow The "Precautionary Principle" In ...Back in July, a federal court ruled the Park Service acted without sound reasoning in 2007 when it reopened more than 22 miles of off-road vehicle trails in the preserve and ordered that the routes be closed. Courts currently are reviewing the decision ...