posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 03:41 AM
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
We hear that complaint from teh watermen all the time. Oh the tradition! Oh the poor watermen! They have been here for generations!
If stipulations were not put on oysters, rockfish and crabs, they would be eradicated. It is because the government interfered and said, if you want
them to be here in 10 years, you are gonna have to suck it up.
Now crabs and rockfish have made a huge comeback.
Oysters are very important to water ecosystems. They need to be protected. Not antiquated jobs.
Ummm... These aren't Fisherman and this isn't open harvesting of wild Oysters. This is a closed, controlled and stocked farm specifically set up for
the purpose of growing and harvesting Oysters.
Kevin Lunny says he and his wife, Nancy, run Drakes Bay Oyster Co. on 1.5 acres of Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore, northwest of
San Francisco. They bought the farm in 2004 from a company that cultivated oysters there since the 1950s.
In addition to violations of the Administrative Procedures Act, the National Environmental Protection Act and the Data Quality Act, Lunny and
Drakes Bay Oyster claim that the federal officials violated the takings and due process clauses of the Fifth Amendment, and that they unlawfully
interfered with agency functions.
As the last part notes, they aren't even being given the gift of imminent domain seizure. That would at least compensate them for the business
they've owned and worked since 2004. As it is, the Feds simply told them at the last minute they wouldn't be getting that permit after all ...and by
the way, you have no appeal..now pack up and get out.