Oyster Farm Evicted
The National Park Service has evicted Drakes Bay Family Oyster Farm in Point Reyes, Calif., putting 30 people out of work and shutting down the last oyster cannery in California. The farm had been in operation for 40 years under a lease with the federal government, but had come under attack from “wilderness advocates” who believed the operation marred a pristine coastline. Now, the coastline will be empty and open, at the same time that 30 more Americans will be unemployed and one more small business destroyed by the Obama Administration.
Here is a short video about the oyster farm created by local students from Tampalais High School in 2010. The students titled the video Love on the Half Shell.