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