Hearing Examiner has 120 days to issue decision
A public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 24 by the Mason County Hearing Examiner for Taylor Shellfish’s application for a permit to grow Pacific oysters and install a floating oyster bag array in Oakland Bay.
According to a notice of application and public hearing document from Mason County Community Development, the permit would allow Taylor Shellfish to use an estimated 9.1 acres of surface water. The 9.1 acres would be part of 50 acres of land on two underwater parcels in Oakland Bay.
The bags can contain thousands of oysters depending on whether the bags are used to produce seed...