We are a group of citizens opposed to the continued expansion of industrial geoduck aquaculture on the fragile tidelands of Puget Sound. The shellfish industry believes that all available tidelands should be used for the intensive production of shellfish, particularly, geoducks, to sell primarily to markets outside of the country. Please join with us to protect these sensitive wildlife areas in Puget Sound.

Please sign the Coalition Petition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat Petition to stop enabling plastic and pesticide pollution in Puget Sound.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Protect Great Blue Heron Family in Zangle Cove

"Five on a Log", Zangle Cove

Great Blue Heron are solitary birds and it is rare to see more than one. But this is a new family, with the parents on either end of the log and the hatchlings in the center. We want to protect the Great Blue Heron who feed directly in the area of the proposed industrial geoduck farm in Zangle Cove

Please sign our Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat petition to Governor Jay Inslee and our Washington State Legislators.

We want Gov. Inslee to know that the whole world is watching and that he can't hide from the truth about this destructive industry. We are trading our precious tidelands, home to many native species, for some rich guy's aphrodisiacal fantasies and satisfied belly in China. It is unthinkable.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Juvenile Bald Eagle Caught in Geoduck Net

These fishermen are attempting to rescue a juvenile Bald Eagle from a geoduck net on Harstene Island in 2006. This is what is coming to Zangle Cove. We have a resident Bald Eagle family that has lived on Zangle Cove for as long as most can remember. The Bald Eagles have been photographed fishing on the tideland in the exact location of the proposed geoduck farm in Zangle Cove. The description of the project includes the use of these nets and 43,500 tubes per acre of tideland.

Please send your objections to the operation to Thurston County Planner Tony Kantas", Email:

Geoduck Farming in Zangle Cove beginning in 2003

Without permit or oversight from Thurston County, a huge geoduck farm was installed in Zangle Cove by Allen Shellfish in 2003. Here is the story.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Zangle Cove

"Zangle Cove", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, by Kathryn Townsend

What could be more beautiful to paint? This lovely cove in South Puget Sound is now the target of a proposed industrial geoduck farm. Protect Zangle Cove is comprised of many neighbors and property owners, some who have lived here for more than 30 years and are now working to protect this Cove.

Our site is dedicated to the prevention of industrial ventures on the tidelands. We cannot even cut a tree on our shoreline property without a permit, yet the counties are permitting industrial geoduck activities on these pristine tideland with hardly a thought as to its impacts on the tideland itself and on all the native species who call this home, including the human species. This tideland in particular is the exact feeding ground of long-time families of Bald Eagles and Great Blue Heron as well as fragile anemonie, starfish and native geoducks, some which could be as old as 160 year. They too, will go the way of the aphrodisiac luxury dinner in China--they are OUR native geoducks.