Thursday, November 29, 2012

Drakes bay oyster company

  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. forced to leave Point Reyes National Seashore

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Thursday the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s operating permit will expire at Point Reyes National Seashore on Friday and Drakes Estero will return to wilderness.

  • Back to the wild in Point Reyes

    At 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.

  • Decision about Drakes Bay oyster farming expected this week

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, looks over bags of oyster shells during a tour of Drakes Bay Oyster Company with owner Kevin Lunny, left, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.

  • Marine vomit threatens Drakes Estero

    The soft, muddy bottom of the 2,500-acre estero doesn't naturally provide ample solid surfaces where D. vex grows best, but the infrastructure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company does. The hard substrate of wooden oyster racks, as well as boats, hulls ...

  • Point Reyes oyster farm decision near

    Salazar said he will make a decision next week on whether to extend Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s lease for 10 years, which would effectively prevent the National Park Service from turning the estuary into a marine wilderness.

  • Drakes Bay Oyster Company Repeated Coastal Act Violations Trigger ...

    The California Coastal Commission has initiated enforcement proceedings against Drakes Bay Oyster Company for illegal coastal development, violation of harbor seal protection measures, and failure to control significant amounts of its plastic pollution.

  • Decision on Oyster Farm's Permit Expected by Friday

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to decide by Friday the fate of the Drake's Bay Oyster Co. at Drakes Estero.

  • Point Reyes National Seashore, embattled at 50

    There were seven years left on the Johnson's permit when the Drakes Bay Oyster Company took over the operation from the family in 2005.

  • Feds Deciding Fate of Point Reyes Oyster Farm

    National Parks Blog. Drakes Bay Oyster Company. November 30, 2012--this Friday--is a date that's been on the minds of the operator and workers at Drakes Bay Oyster Co. for a while. That's when the operation's 40-year lease, granted when the area became ...

  • US Interior Secretary to visit Marin today as oyster decision looms

    Salazar 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.

  • Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With ...

    There are roughly 30 hard-working skilled professionals of Latin American descent who work for Drakes Bay Oyster Company. They will lose their jobs if Secretary Salazar doesn't take into consideration their current struggle against the irregular ...

  • Marin Readers' Forum for Nov. 8

    Spotswood's column reflects a manufactured conflict by Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lobbyists designed to distract the public from the company's repeated Coastal Act violations and other adverse impacts to the estero from commercial operations.

  • Meet the Oyster Girls

    The Lalickers take the time to travel to local oyster farms (Tomales Bay Oyster Company and Drakes Bay Oyster Company), going out on small motorboats to pick up the product, bring it back to land and spray wash it before taking it to a party.

  • Marin Readers' Forum for Nov. 26

    The National Park Service doesn't want to renew the lease of Drake's Bay Oyster Co. It doesn't care that a source of valuable, nutritious and "green" produced food will be cut off or that employees of the company will be jobless, just before Christmas ...

  • National Park Service Urged To Follow The "Precautionary Principle" In ...

    More than a little science, and more than a little debate over the soundness of that science, has been conducted on the oyster farm's impact on the estero, and a decision on the fate of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is due any day now. Alternate Text Much ...

  • Amy Meyer: Point Reyes' natural treasure is at risk

    When it designated Drakes Estero a Wilderness Area in 1976, Congress allowed an existing oyster company to grow nonnative oysters until its lease expired on Nov. 30, 2012. The law intended that Drakes Estero's ecologically rich features would then be ...

  • Time for Secretary Salazar to Save California's First Marine Wilderness Area

    Congress passed a law designating the Drakes Bay estuary within the seashore the first marine wilderness area on the west coast.

  • Fremont Diner in Sonoma stepping up

    He also borrows from other regional cuisines with items like a smoked turkey tortilla soup ($11.99) and an oyster po' boy ($11.99) with oysters from nearby Drakes Bay. Desserts are also worth ordering, whether it's the butterscotch pudding ($3.99 ...

  • Hurricane Sandy Celebrity Tweets

    Darren Aronofsky didn't seem too worried about the humongous ark that's been built for his new film, Noah, that is sitting out completely exposed to the elements in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Filming on the set has been ... We recently wished Drake mazel ...

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