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Decision by Jefferson County to Permit Commercial Shellfish Operation Risks Dabob Bay

   Eagles on Dabob Bay / Photo by Connie Gallant

 

The Shoreline Conditional Use proposal is of concern because of the deteriorating environment in Quilcene and Dabob Bays, Puget Sound, and the Salish Sea, from cumulative impacts of the commercial aquaculture shellfish industry, climate change, and other polluting industries. The Olympic Forest Coalition (OFCO) joined the comments and concerns of residents Mark Knudsen, et al, with regard to the Dabob Bay Natural Areas, and the Olympic Environment Council, with regard to the impacts of plastic structures on the marine environment. OFCO requested the Jefferson County Department of Community Development not issue the permit as the application does not provide adequate information about environmental impacts, analysis of impacts on species and the natural area, nor mitigation measures.  OFCO also requests the Department hold a public hearing.

 

Please click to see OFCO’s comments and addendum below:

MLA20-00124 Shoreline Conditional Use Application Comment OFCO(1)

MLA20-00124 Shoreline Conditional Use Application Comment OFCO Addendum

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