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.
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.
Oyster farm owner Kevin Lunny said the company will now appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the last step available in the appeals process.
As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore.
A popular oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore is appealing a federal court decision that bolstered the government’s effort to close the facility.
A federal appeals court has upheld a decision by former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not to renew the lease of a popular oyster farm operating in a national park in Northern California.
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 future of an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore is still murky after a new report criticized the National Park Service’s environmental review of the farm.