What The Pandemic Has Done to WA’s Flagship Shellfish Industry

October 21, 2020 Hannah Weinberger, Crosscut

Washington’s iconic shellfish industry was one of the first to collapse in the pandemic. With the industry’s dependency on sales to Asia, the dual impact of COVID-19 in China in January and Chinese tariff wars before that brought losses for farms, hatcheries and distributors.

Judge Tosses Federal Permit For Washington Shellfish Industry, Saying It Doesn’t Do Enough To Protect Environment

October 18, 2019 Hal Bernton Seattle Times

A federal judge has thrown out a federal permit for the state’s shellfish industry, saying the Army Corps of Engineers failed to give enough environmental scrutiny to aquaculture farms.