Tag Archives: Humboldt Bay Harbor

Debate rages over oyster bed expansion

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Concerns about a Humboldt Bay mariculture expansion project will be voiced in a letter from the Board of Supervisors, but the letter states that the issues are being raised by a county commission, not the board itself. A letter on the expansion of Coast Seafoods’ oyster farming area

Coast Seafoods expansion clears Harbor District, could begin in June

Paul Mann Mad River Union WHARFINGER BUILDING — The California Coastal Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make the next rulings in the Coast Seafoods bid to expand oyster harvesting in the north and central sections of Humboldt Bay, while continuing its existing operations. If both agencies agree, Phase 1 of the

Outdoorsers offer outcry over oyster harvest OK

Paul Mann Mad River Union WHARFINGER BUILDING — Outspoken hunters and environmentalists remain staunchly opposed to the two-stage oyster harvesting expansion plan unanimously approved at the end of last month by the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Board of Commissioners. Although Coast Seafoods has given undertakings to comply with a full roster of

Oyster farm expansion hits snag

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Lack of a quorum has forced the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Board of Commissioners to delay action indefinitely on the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Coast Seafoods project to expand its oyster harvesting by 191.3 acres. It originally asked for 622 acres and currently

Interim use status would liberate key peninsula properties

Local jobs and public revenues are being lost due to outdated coastal zoning designations that prevent the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation & Conservation District from leasing its property and providing economic development opportunities for our community. The Harbor District and our leasing agent have turned away many prospective tenants ranging from manufacturers to wholesale distributors

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

Wood pellet factory may bring jobs, more shipping to harbor

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union SAMOA – The future is starting to take shape for the former Samoa pulp mill site. With the EPA cleanup nearly done, compatible tenants are starting to emerge. The latest is Samoa Wood Pellets LLC, which was awarded an exclusive right to negotiate from the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and

Pulp mill site to be marketed as eco-industrial park

Editor’s note: This article was corrected on Feb. 3. The previous version stated that Bonnie Neely was hired to market the pulp mill property. That was incorrect. Neely, working for her law firm, will clarify allowable uses at the site, which will be helpful in the marketing efforts. Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –

Billboard Battle Brings Claims, Counterclaims, Correspondence

The rickety billboard that bounced back from its Friday flattening. Photos by KLH | Union Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Out amid the discarded macaroni salad containers, Carls Jr. cups and spray-painted graffiti tags along U.S. Highway 101 in south Arcata, the culture wars are heating up. Another billboard along the U.S.

Bay Billboard’s Flattening-By-Vandal May Be Permanent

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT BAY – What a vandal destroyed at the turn of the year, regulatory complications may make permanent. On Thursday, Jan. 2 at 12:54 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vandalism to one of the billboards along U.S. Highway 101. It had been cut down.