S’Klallam tribes apply for oyster aquaculture permit for Dabob Bay – Port Townsend Leader


It’s being reported in the Port Townsend Leader this morning that the Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes are proposing a new aquaculture farm on 10 acres in Dabob Bay. It’s worth noting that clamming and oyster harvesting are treaty resources of these tribes.

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The public has until June 23 to comment on a proposed shoreline substantial development permit for 10 acres of suspended tumble oyster aquaculture, submitted by the Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes for Dabob Bay.

The tribes are proposing to produce shellfish – oysters and Manila clams – for human consumption

One Response

  1. I really do not understand why this would even be considered with all the preservation efforts for Dabob Bay over the past few years. The few property . owners accept and respect that no development is allowed, so why allow a commercial business for anyone? We see the impact every low tide when the tribes arrive with multiple boats and crews to spend days harvesting huge amounts of clams and oysters, the normal 50+ eagles cannot feed on the beach. Enough is enough! Please don’t consider this for a single moment. Keep moving forward with preserving Dabob Bay.

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