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Coast Seafoods proposal to downsize shellfish farming before Coastal Commission



The California Coastal Commission is set to discuss Wednesday whether to downsize the footprint of California’s largest shellfish producer, Coast Seafoods Company, located in Humboldt Bay.

While the Eureka-based company had proposed earlier this year to expand its oyster and clam farming operations from about 300 acres to about 550 acres, it is now proposing to downsize by about 21 acres and relocate 42 acres to the Mad River and Bird Island areas of the bay over a three-year period.

The company’s Southwest Operations Manager Greg Dale said the goal of the new proposal is to keep the same amount of production, and potentially be able to increase production by converting some areas to different cultivation techniques, according to the commission staff report.

“I certainly support the proposal as conditioned and think that we have all worked pretty well together to come up with a project that addresses the concerns of the…


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