Drakes Bay Oyster Co. in Northern California has been taken up by the oil industry, which sees the case as having broad impacts for federal land use.
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The case has implications far beyond just oyster farming, and Drakes Estero.
They now have until mid-May, at least.
They have at least until March 15, unless their lawyers can convince a judge that the government used bad science to decide to close them down.
Also, their federal lease on their coastal waters expires November 30.
Drake's Bay Oyster Company has voluntarily recalled its shucked and in-shell raw oysters because they might be affected by a bacteria possibly linked with three illnesses.
The company's been legally fishing the land for decades, but their permit expires next year.
• The owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is seeking legislation to renew the permit for his oyster farm after the National Park Service refused to do so. [Press Democrat] • San Francisco Bay herring fishermen recall the past and...