Rhys Ludlow 
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Re: “Go Away, Oyster Man — Really

Hey David thanks for the good news. I had not seen them elsewhere!

I don't know why so many dislikes on my post - who knew there were so many folks familiar with the environmental dangers caused by oyster farming.

Why is it Tomales Bay Oyster Co is OK and his farm is evil? Other than his association with the vile Koch bros. Which admittedly creeps me out.

In terms of him being a Clive Bundy, has he refused to pay anything for the land? I was under the impression that he was willing to pay. Unlike mr. Bundy who thinks it is his right to use public land for free.

I am not asserting a strong position here (other than liking his oysters I have no horse in this race) but I just don'It get the advantage to kicking him out.

I wouldn't want an oil rig there but are the oysters really posing a threat that I am unaware of? Who suffers? Who gains?

Or is it just a land rights battle?

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rhys Ludlow on 07/02/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Go Away, Oyster Man — Really

The oysters Lunny produces are unlike any I have had anywhere. It would be a shame for that species to vanish. (They are delicious) Is oyster farming really so invasive that we need to kill off a species? Can those oysters be raised elsewhere?

I really don't care much about his personal plight, or the precident set or the government land issues. I don't think the dining public should lose a unique and wonderful delicacy.

I have been to the oyster farm. Seems pretty low impact to me. In fact, I have driven right past it on a few occasions because it's a tiny hidden place in a large area.

I have also seen this fight characterized as big business vs. Public interest. With something like 15 employees farming oysters in the muck, it's hardly corporate America. I don't understand the harm his company does and how many people will benefit from tearing down his oyster shack. Vs the many who will find their favorite oysters off the menu forever.

Isn't there some compromise that can work in the ecological and dining publics mutual best interest. I'm tired of all this black and white thinking.

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Posted by Rhys Ludlow on 07/02/2014 at 6:52 AM

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