The warning follows the Wednesday closure of the Drake’s Bay Oyster Co., which agreed in October to shut down following a long legal battle with the U.S. Interior Department over the loss of its lease.
Authorities resumed the search this morning for a swimmer who disappeared while crossing the mouth of Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday afternoon.
A Tomales Bay oyster business and several Marin County restaurants have sued the U.S. Interior Department in federal court in San Francisco in a bid to block the July 31 closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
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.