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Drakes Bay Oyster Farm & Peter Prows (2014-07-14) posted Jul 14 at 1PM

Peter Prows attorney for the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm discusses a bit about his history and how he came to be a champion for the Lunny family and the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm. He shared thoughts on what happens next as the farm is ordered to shut down onsite retail operations while the Lunny family awaits their day in court. The Supreme Court decision means the Park does not have to allow them to stay open while the case is pending. To be clear the Supreme Court ruling was not a final ruling regarding their case, just a ruling on whether the Park would have to allow them to stay open during this legal journey. It is a very difficult time for the 25 workers and their families who are losing their jobs and for all of the supporters who have only a few days left to enjoy this 80 year old tradition. It is not the end of DBOC or oystering in the estero, but definitely the end of an era. There is also community concern regarding oversight of the removal of buildings and oysters because there is no environmental impact study about how to do this with the least amount of disturbance. The Lunnys are calling on the community to express their concerns to the park, the California Coastal Commission, the California Fish and Game Commission, Congressman Jared Huffman, Assemblymember Marc Levine, Senator Barbara Boxer, Kamela Harris and Governor Jerry Brown.


Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon (415) 464-5102 phone (415) 663-8132 fax

Jared Huffman San Rafael District Office (415) 258-9657 DC Office (202) 225-5161

Marc Levine    San Rafael District Office (415) 479-4920 State Capitol Office (916) 319-2010

Senator Barbara Boxer  Bay Area Office (510) 286-8537  DC Office  (202) 224-3553

California Coastal Commission Dan Carl, Deputy Director

45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000, SF, Ca 94105


California Fish and Game Commission  (916) 653-4899

Attorney General of California Kamela Harris

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 455 Golden Gate, Suite 11000
  • San Francisco, CA 94102-7004
  • Phone: (415) 703-5500
  • Governor Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Phone: (916) 445-2841

The Photo is of Peter Prows and his son enjoying Drakes Bay Oyster Farm this past weekend.


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