Drakes Bay Oyster Company
Calling the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a “shining example of sustainable agriculture,” a lawyer for the business urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow the company to keep operating.
An oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore won an order from a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday allowing it to stay open for the time being during its longer-term battle against closure.
The fight over the government’s demand that the Drakes Bay Oyster Company close up shop at the Point Reyes National Seashore heads Tuesday to a final appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The owners of a North Bay oyster farm that is scheduled to be removed from Point Reyes National Seashore are appealing a judge’s refusal to allow it to stay open while its lawsuit against the government proceeds.
The rulings dealt a blow to the popular Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s last-ditch effort to remain in business beyond its March 15 eviction date.
The owner of a Northern California oyster farm says he has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s eviction of his family-run business from a national park.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is shutting down an historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore so the area can be returned to wilderness.
The permit for Drakes Bay Oyster Company expires at the end of the month with a decision on its future expected before then.