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  • Drakes Bay oyster farm denied Supreme Court hearing

    07/01/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    S.F. Gate ^ | June 30, 2014 | Kevin Fagan
    Oyster farmer Kevin Lunny's reaction to what looked to others like the last legal gasp of his operation at Point Reyes National Seashore punched right to the point: "It's not over until the last oyster is shucked." "This is a disappointing decision, but it's not really a setback," Lunny said of the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear an appeal of a federal order that would shut down his Drakes Bay Oyster Co. "This ruling only gives us the strength and incentive to fight harder. This is not just about oyster farmers - this issue affects farmers and ranchers...
  • Supreme Court Turns Down Drakes Bay Point Reyes Oyster Farm Appeal

    06/30/2014 12:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 30, 2014
    The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The company operates in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declined to renew its lease when it expired in 2012. Salazar said the waters of Drakes Estero should be returned to wilderness status.
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Continues Fight Against Closure

    10/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | Julie Cheever
    As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The oyster farm and owner Kevin Lunny asked an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision in which a smaller panel of the court ruled against the company by a 2 to 1 vote in September. In that ruling, the smaller panel upheld a federal trial judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Obama Administration Shuts Down 100 Year Old Oyster Farm This Week

    02/08/2013 11:00:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | feb. 8, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has been in business for 100 years. Then came Barack Obama. In November, the Obama Administration shut down the oyster farm. They said it was for environmental reasons.
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. goes to court to fight closure

    01/27/2013 12:44:54 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 25, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Lawyers for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will square off Friday before a federal judge in Oakland in the first round of a legal battle to continue the commercial oyster operation in the Point Reyes National Seashore. At stake is Salazar's decision in November not to renew a 40-year lease that gave oyster farm operator Kevin Lunny the right to commercial operations in 2,500-acre Drakes Estero, a five-fingered estuary that features extensive eelgrass beds and a harbor seal colony. The decision, hailed by wilderness advocates, gave Lunny's company 90 days to shut down a business...
  • A Brief History Of Secretary Salazar’s Failures At Interior

    01/23/2013 5:12:18 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 17, 2013
    With the imminent return of Ken Salazar to Colorado, and talk of his future political aspirations bubbling up in the papers, we thought it a good time to recount a brief history of Secretary Salazar’s failures at the Interior Department. ... First and foremost amongst Salazar’s fiascos is the BP oil spill. The Deepwater Horizons disaster is firmly etched in the American conscience as an example of bumbling incompetence and haphazard, if not non-existent, leadership. Salazar mucked up his role so badly that unnamed White House sources spanked him publicly in The Washington Post as an “erratic spokesman” who was...
  • Oyster farmer battles federal government's order to shuck operation

    12/04/2012 6:56:16 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 04, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A California family that has operated an oyster farm on the bucolic Northern California coast is fighting back after the federal government moved to kick it off of the National Park Service property where the shellfish have been legally harvested for nearly 80 years. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company faces closure and its 30 employees will be out of work if the National Park Service reclaims some 1,100 acres of an estuary as part of a plan to create a larger marine wilderness preserve at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. Owner Kevin Lunny said federal officials told him...
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes [California, Ken Salazar]

    11/29/2012 1:58:00 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    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.
  • Oyster Genome Confounds Mollusk Evolution

    10/22/2012 10:07:25 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | October 22, 2012 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Oyster Genome Confounds Mollusk Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S. * Most evolutionists who study fossil mollusks believe these creatures evolved from a hypothetical ancestor that had no shell. How could nature, with no intelligent input, coax imagined soft-bodied ancestors to blindly construct the hard shells of oysters, which research now shows contain over 250 different proteins?1 A large team of scientists recently helped answer this question by sequencing the genome of the Pacific oyster.1 They not only uncovered the complicated genetic and cellular requirements for building an oyster shell, but also many other key features that...
  • FDA Bows To Pressure From Fans Of Raw Oysters

    11/17/2009 9:20:46 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 955+ views
    NPR ^ | 17 Nov 2009 | Debbie Elliott
    Raw Emotions Over Raw Oysters The FDA's proposal to treat raw oysters had sparked an outcry among diners. Legend has it that raw oysters are good for love — but they're also worth fighting over, as the Food and Drug Administration has learned. Facing political pressure from the Gulf Coast oyster industry, the FDA has backed off a plan to require raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico to be treated to rid them of Vibrio vulnificus, a potentially deadly bacteria found in warm-water oysters. Harvesters and politicians had warned that the plan could devastate the industry. The outcry was...
  • Proposed Oyster Ban Unites Local Businesses to Fight Economic Threat

    11/09/2009 5:08:13 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 17 replies · 584+ views
    wtvy.com ^ | 6 November 2009 | Press Release
    A surprise proposal by the FDA to ban the commercial harvest and sale of Apalachicola Bay raw oysters has Franklin County business and tourism leaders reeling from the implications and united in their resolve to derail the proposed economic threat. The FDA proposal has not only shocked commercial seafood interests all along the Gulf Coast, it has stunned local business and tourism leaders - especially when they learned that the FDA officials had not analyzed the economic impacts of such a proposal.
  • Louisiana blasts new FDA rule requiring oysters to be sterilized to prevent rare bacterial illness

    10/28/2009 7:22:46 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 34 replies · 2,044+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 28, 2009 | Chris Kirkham
    At the small warehouse tucked away in the back side of the French Quarter, the shuckers at P&J Oyster Co. have arrived before daybreak for 133 years. Their in-shell and shucked oysters have been on the menus of generations of restaurateurs, from oysters on the halfshell at Acme Oyster House and Casemento’s to the seafood gumbo at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. In less than two years, the tradition could become obsolete for seven months out of the year, based on newly announced oyster guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration. In an effort to reduce cases of a rare, but potentially...
  • Scientists side with Drakes Bay oyster farmer

    05/07/2009 8:52:04 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 5 replies · 482+ views
    SF Gate ^ | May 6, 2009 | Peter Fimrite
    Supporters of a Marin County oyster farmer claimed victory Tuesday after a panel of scientists concluded that National Park Service officials made errors, selectively presented information and misrepresented facts in a series of reports about his Drakes Bay shellfish operation. The findings mark the second time in a year that the Park Service has been put under a spotlight for essentially fudging data in its attempts to show that the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. harmed the environment.
  • Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

    04/13/2008 12:34:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 105+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | April 13, 2008 | Mary Foster
    NEW ORLEANS - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer. The Acme World Oyster Eating championship belt _ leather, with a silver dish featuring an oyster on the half-shell _ hung on Bertoletti's skinny hips. The 22-year-old Chicago resident took the title Saturday...
  • Highlights of final N.C. House budget (Salary increases, teapot museum, oyster rehabilitation)

    08/10/2005 4:28:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 687+ views
    News 14 ^ | 8/10/05
    Highlights of final N.C. House budget 8/10/2005 8:43 AM By: Associated Press & News 14 Carolina Web Staff The figures reflect reductions or increases to base budget expenses, some of them based on projected rises in recurring spending. Salaries and benefits: • Salary increase of two percent or $850, whichever is greater, and one week extra vacation for most state workers; average 2.24 percent raise for public school teachers. Community college faculty and professional staff also would receive an additional 2 percent raise: $237.3 million. • Ensure all employees under State Personnel Act receive a minimum salary of $20,112: $750,000....
  • Iron-stomached Norwegian gulps down oyster record (Wife suing Guinness for lack of sleep)

    09/08/2003 8:03:30 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 236+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/08/03 | Staff Writer
    A Norwegian man has annihilated the world record for eating oysters by downing a stomach-churning 187 of the slippery molluscs in three minutes before polishing off a few pints of Guinness. Rune Naeri said he felt "fine, wonderful" after shattering the previous official record of 97 at the annual Hillsborough oyster festival in Northern Ireland. Local favourite Jim Glackin of Belfast, who beat the previous world record by eating 100 oysters during an unofficial practice run earlier this week, failed to keep up with the impressive Norwegian. Despite managing to scoff 168 oysters, he trailed in fourth against the international...
  • (Maryland Governor)Ehrlich aims to put Asian oysters in bay

    06/19/2003 9:00:18 PM PDT · by nunya bidness · 31 replies · 356+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 06/19/03 | Staff
    Ehrlich aims to put Asian oysters in bay State seeking permission to introduce nonnative species; 'Something that's desperately needed' The Associated Press June 19, 2003, 4:14 PM EDT ANNAPOLIS -- The Chesapeake Bay could be home to breeding Asian oysters as early as next year, under a plan announced today by Gov. Robert Ehrlich.Ehrlich, in what he called a bold move to save the bay and get oysters growing again, said the state is seeking permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to introduce the Asian Crassostrea ariakensis. If the corps approves, the oysters, native to China, would first be...