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Drakes Bay Oyster Company

The National Park Service Tells an Oyster Farm to Shuck Off

David Sheff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
David Sheff

The highest court was the last hope for Drake Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to stay in business; after almost a decade of political and legal wrangling, the family-run farm has been evicted from its home of 70 years.

Court Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Company's Privatization Efforts, Sides With Americans' Wilderness

Helen Grieco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Helen Grieco

California Common Cause believes our national parks and publicly owned lands are for the protection and enjoyment of all Americans, not for industry exploit, and we will continue to publicize this precedent-setting land-grab effort.

Federal Judge Rules Against California Company In Landmark Case

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

In what may be a final blow to California's only oyster cannery, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that terminated the historic farm's lease in ...

Stealing the Heart of a National Park: Oyster Company's Alliance With Big Oil

Helen Grieco | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

Recent developments demonstrate how deeply involved the Drakes Bay Oyster Company is in the larger political agenda aimed squarely at opening up our most treasured landscapes to inappropriate commercial uses.

Good News For Beloved Oyster Farm

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 04.27.2013 | San Francisco

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. owner Kevin Lunny won a legal battle Monday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency injunction that will...

Tilting at Windmills

Helen Grieco | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

This month, a U.S. District court ruled that yes, the commercial Drakes Bay Oyster Company squatting in Point Reyes National Seashore after its lease expired had to vacate as long planned.

A Deal Is a Deal

Lynn Scarlett | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Lynn Scarlett

This tale might appear to be a poster story for economy versus environment and business versus bureaucrats. Why terminate a permit for a business that generated jobs -- and food?

Embattled Point Reyes Oyster Farm Forms A Powerful Alliance

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 03.01.2013 | San Francisco

The Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has agreed to administer a litigation fund to be used to help finance the Drakes Bay Oyster Com...

Beloved Oyster Farm Shutting Down

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wi...

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Dispute Spreads All The Way To Capitol Hill

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 02.09.2012 | San Francisco

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. -- A creaky wooden scow piled high with gnarled oysters slides over the water toward wooden racks hung with rows...