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Examiner lets Taylor use black oyster bags

Taylor said original colors would add $600K

Taylor Shellfish will not have to use costly blue or green oyster bags but will still need third-party monitoring for environmental impacts of its proposed floating oyster bag farm in Oakland Bay, the Mason County hearing examiner ruled Nov. 21, revising an original decision.

The seafood company objected to requirements that the black color of the oyster bags be replaced with blue or green and that it pay for a monitoring plan prepared by a third-party expert and filed a motion for reconsideration after the project was approved Oct. 9.

“The condition requiring green bags has been eliminated. T...


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