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OysterFest to feature Lagunitas, Redwood Curtain and SeaQuake beers

OysterFest to feature Lagunitas, Redwood Curtain and SeaQuake beers

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA –The OysterFest beer-broglio has either been resolved, or just gotten worse. But in any case, attendees at this weekend’s 28th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival will have a choice of delicious, thirst-slaking beers from three breweries – one hyperlocal, one regional and one regional/multinational. First reported by John

Coast Seafoods poised for final permit approval

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods expects final approval this fall of state and federal certifications of its shellfish harvesting permit through September, 2025. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have the final say, after the California Coastal Commission approved a greatly revised

Mad River Current for Monday, Aug. 7: Deputies chase topless woman; fire grows to almost 4,000 acres

Chasing topless woman Mad River Union KING SALMON – A topless woman crashed her car through a security gate at the Pacific Gas & Electric power plant in King Salmon, allegedly resisted arrested, swam in a slough and was eventually detained on Saturday, Aug 5. Katherine Zacevich, 24, appeared to be under the influence of

Coast Seafoods shelves oyster farm expansion

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods has jettisoned its hard-fought bid to expand oyster and clam cultivation in Humboldt Bay. In a revised proposal, it is offering as well to shrink its existing farming area. The Eureka company is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a multi-year extension of beds

Mad River Current Tuesday, July 25: Supes may back Coast Seafoods; setback for covered bridge

Support for Coast Seafoods? The Board of Supervisors convenes this morning, starting at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse, and will vote on whether to send a letter of support backing Coast Seafoods’ request for an extension of its permits to grow oysters in Humboldt Bay. Coast Seafood goes before the California Coastal Commission next

Coastal Commission deals double blow to Coast Seafoods

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – On a narrow 6-5 vote, the California Coastal Commission has rejected Coast Seafoods’ request to renew the permit for its existing oyster operation and simultaneously denied the company’s bid to expand farming in Humboldt Bay. Commissioners voted against the permits today, June 7 near the close of a

Coast Seafoods oyster expansion approved

Paul Mann Mad River Union WHARFINGER  – On three unanimous votes of 4-0, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Board of Commissioners  approved the Coast Seafoods shellfish aquaculture permit renewal and expansion project at a special board meeting tonight, Feb. 28 attended by 40 to 50 community residents. The board aired further modifications

Audubon slams oyster project’s legality

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Audubon California and EarthJustice, the San Francisco-based environmental law advocate, charge in a joint statement that the lawful certification of the Coast Seafoods Company’s expanded oyster farming project must be ruled out. The reason: the Final Environmental Impact Report has not received “an adequate review” under the 1970

Oyster bar may be built on Woodley Island

Jack Durham Mad River Union WOODLEY ISLAND – The harbor district may build an oyster bar/restaurant on the western edge of Woodley Island near the Fisherman’s Memorial Statue. Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District (HBHRCD) Director Jack Crider said that the district is developing plans for a 4,850-square-foot single-story restaurant. The building would also

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