Click on the words above “Washington State shellfish growers” to see this entire post.
Watch a public hearing on this issue here. Meeting was held 10 Oct. in Lacey WA, near Olympia.
Watch a public hearing on this issue here. Meeting was held 7 Oct. in South Bend WA, at Willapa Bay.
Shellfish growers from Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association (WGHOGA) have requested a permit to use the pesticide imidacloprid on burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.
You can read more about this here.
Both bodies of water are located on the Washington State coast, SW of Puget Sound.
Shellfish growers in Tomales Bay import oysters grown in Willapa Bay from time to time.
Please comment on the proposed spraying of toxic pesticides, you can do so here
Read all comments here.
Read a letter from The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides here.
Let Washington State know that spraying a highly toxic, highly soluble, and highly persistent pesticide in Willapa Bay is unacceptable. Other methods to grow oysters can be used.
Please let Tomales Bay shellfish growers know that you will NOT buy oysters grown by those who poison the ocean.
The poison in question has been directly linked to the widespread deaths of honeybees worldwide, known as Colony Collapse Disorder CCD. Read about that here.