Expand Our Oyster Industry
After reading the Times- Standard story on last night's Harbor District meeting where the district rejected Coast Seafoods' environmental impact report submitted in support of expanding their oyster farms in the bay, I'm still not sure why they rejected it. Maybe simply a procedural issue since one commissioner was absent? The story itself says there was a lot more oysters being raised in the past. I fail to see how more oysters would be a problem now.
Some of you might recall a year or two ago when hysterical environmentalists in Marin County shut down the Drakes Bay Oyster Company because it wasn't deemed natural enough. I'm wondering if maybe the same hysterical big city types are up here trying to do the same thing?
I see Stan Brandenburg testified in opposition to the expansion. Is he any relation to local gadfly, Sue Brandenburg, who's usually against everything?
Whether it would be profitable to expand the oyster farm is Pacific Seafoods' problem. I fail to see what harm would come from trying.