Skip to comments.Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes
Posted on 11/29/2012 5:16:32 PM PST by GSWarrior
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California.
The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area.
Salazar made his decision a day before the 40-year lease allowing Drakes Bay Oyster Co., to harvest shellfish in the estuary expires and one week after visiting the site.
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Screw CA. Let their tax revenues fall below Zer0.
How many more jobs lost because of Federal action?
I wonder how many jobs that moved cost.
It’s only thirty jobs. They can get work as porters when the high speed rail system goes into operation.
On the bright side now we'll have a few more yards of muddy, smelly tide lands to enjoy.
Watch for a well connected Chinese company to open shop.....
Agenda 21 strikes again.....http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com
According to the article, the oyster farm preceded the national seashore, whatever the heck that is.
The next time I get a notification from the FTC and FDA on bacterial infections in the food systems shellfish, I will lay all the blame on Salazar and his misguided myrmidons!
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has raised shellfish at Point Reyes for over 100 years.
Where in the heck is the justification for shutting it down??
This is Agenda 21 through and
Through.Total control of everything. Not only Federal control but GLOBAL.
In Marin County no less. I guess ChiFi must not like the taste of oysters.
Thanks for posting, but the article you chose has practically no info.
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I wonder how long before the Jack Booted thugs shut down the 2 oyster farms on Humboldt Bay...
no one should believe a...
contract, understanding, promise,
There is another oyster company just across the water from Drakes that is called the Tomales Bay Oyster Co. Big tourist attraction. II wonder when their lease is up? I have friends that own a ranch a mile from Tomales Bay Oyster Co. The National Park Service moved them to that location at taxpayer expense because the locals were afraid the environment would be ruined because they owned another ranch, closer to “town” maybe 25 years ago. I hope they are safe from Obama even though they voted for him and think I’m nuts.
Most people in the area are staunch liberals but there is a very conservative church in Inverness that is quite famous and which I attended for 20+ years. We used to BBQ those Drakes (Johnson) oysters at church picnics.
Another stretch of coastline soon to be off limits to boats and human beings.
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