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Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes
sfgate.com ^ | 11/29/12 | Peter Fimrite

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; drake; economy; feds; francisdrake; godsgravesglyphs; goldenhinde; goldenhynde; oysters; sirfrancisdrake

1 posted on 11/29/2012 5:16:39 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Screw CA. Let their tax revenues fall below Zer0.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 5:18:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: GSWarrior

How many more jobs lost because of Federal action?


3 posted on 11/29/2012 5:21:37 PM PST by Truth29
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To: GSWarrior

I wonder how many jobs that moved cost.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 5:22:07 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: Paladin2

It’s only thirty jobs. They can get work as porters when the high speed rail system goes into operation.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 5:22:45 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: GSWarrior
Thats a shame. The people that own this operation are true Californians, the ones that made this a once great state. A little more of what made this place interesting and fun is gone.

On the bright side now we'll have a few more yards of muddy, smelly tide lands to enjoy.

6 posted on 11/29/2012 5:24:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GSWarrior

Watch for a well connected Chinese company to open shop.....


7 posted on 11/29/2012 5:31:37 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GSWarrior

Agenda 21 strikes again.....http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com


8 posted on 11/29/2012 5:37:18 PM PST by DaveinOK54 (Freedom is not Free and I'll never quit defending it.)
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To: GSWarrior

According to the article, the oyster farm preceded the national seashore, whatever the heck that is.

Sweet progress.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 5:39:06 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: GSWarrior

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!


10 posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:11 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: GSWarrior

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??


11 posted on 11/29/2012 5:42:15 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Actually, it is more than just the 30 direct jobs. There are a number of local restaurants that depend on the oysters for a part of their menu. Tourist like to visit in part because of the oysters. In any event, this is a loss for the community.
12 posted on 11/29/2012 5:43:38 PM PST by Shark24
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To: GSWarrior

This is Agenda 21 through and
Through.Total control of everything. Not only Federal control but GLOBAL.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 5:49:07 PM PST by codder too
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To: Shark24
In any event, this is a loss for the community.

In Marin County no less. I guess ChiFi must not like the taste of oysters.

14 posted on 11/29/2012 5:50:18 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: GSWarrior

Thanks for posting, but the article you chose has practically no info.

http://www.marinij.com/westmarin/ci_22090541/drakes-bay-oyster-company-will-have-leave


15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:57 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:15:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GSWarrior; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; fish hawk

I wonder how long before the Jack Booted thugs shut down the 2 oyster farms on Humboldt Bay...


17 posted on 11/29/2012 8:02:44 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: GSWarrior

no one should believe a...
contract, understanding, promise,
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18 posted on 11/29/2012 8:57:18 PM PST by RockyTx
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To: tubebender

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.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 11:44:38 PM PST by tinamina
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To: GSWarrior
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.

Another stretch of coastline soon to be off limits to boats and human beings.

20 posted on 11/30/2012 3:27:02 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend; tubebender; SierraWasp; steelie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; editor-surveyor

“Another stretch of coastline soon to be off limits to boats and human beings.”

Yep, the eco terrorists, who hate humans and any human who makes an honest living fishing, farming, logging or whatever will ban all humans except for a hand selected few.

I could see this coming and started using Kayaks 3 years ago, (currently have 3).

In the last 3 years, the hate human eco terrorists started restricting where you can park to launch your kayaks. Areas we could use to yak on, only 3 years ago now have basically no roads or trails to the water. That way the young 20-40 year old eco terrorists can lug their yaks to and from the water. Those of us who are in our later years or have some type of physical limitations are $crewed.

Drakes Bay has been a great place to Kayak. That will soon be limited to a few hand selected eco terrorists by banning parking and access to get to the Bay.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 8:00:18 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: tubebender; SierraWasp; steelie; george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach; editor-surveyor

“I wonder how long before the Jack Booted thugs shut down the 2 oyster farms on Humboldt Bay...”

In a few years and of course any dairy farmers in the drainage areas which flow into the Pacific will be the new targets.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:18:35 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Grampa Dave; tubebender; SierraWasp; steelie; george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach

What ever happened to the California Coastal Commission that was supposed to ensure our access to the coast?


23 posted on 11/30/2012 8:41:03 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: wolficatZ

Thanks for the link.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 9:24:40 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Grampa Dave
Sue the illegitimat bastards under the Americans For Disabilities Act and the RICO statutes and make a killing as a "bird-dog" for attornies that do these for a living!!!

We have to start fighting fire with fire rather than just adapting to their aggressive, militant, totalitarian behavior toward everyone but themselves!!!

25 posted on 11/30/2012 12:23:23 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

The dairy farmers in the Eel and Mad river bottoms have been under attack for 3 or 4 years over “discharge” into a waterway...


26 posted on 11/30/2012 4:16:26 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Note: this topic is dated 1/29/2012.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

Thanks GSWarrior.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 5:58:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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