National Park Service Signs Special Use Permit with Drakes Bay Oyster Company
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Park Service (NPS) today signed a special use permit with the operators of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
The permit allows a commercial oyster and clam operation within Drakes Estero, part of Point Reyes National Seashore, through 2012.
Terms of the permit are consistent with the Consent Order of the California Coastal Commission for the commercial operation, focusing on conditions and uses that protect the park resources.
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...