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Mercer-Fraser loses Humboldt Bay Trail lawsuit

Mercer-Fraser loses Humboldt Bay Trail lawsuit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mercer-Fraser Company’s lawsuit against the City of Arcata has failed, with the city prevailing on the merits. Mercer-Fraser, which lost out on the bid for the nearly $5 million Humboldt Bay Trail North project, claimed that the city had bungled the  bidding process on the project. It

Coastal uses plan gets final OK from supervisors

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-debated plan that will allow interim commercial use of Humboldt Bay coastal-dependent industrial sites has received final approval. The Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on the Humboldt Bay permitting at its Oct. 3 meeting. The ordinance will allow properties with coastal industrial zoning to host other

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

Head of harbor district resigns

Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Executive Director Jack Crider is resigning in October to take another job in New Mexico. “Jack has been exceptional in completing tasks set forth by the Harbor Commission’s vision. His forward-thinking approach to problem solving has been evident throughout the Commission’s purchase and cleanup of the former Evergreen

Bay coastal development gets provisional OK

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — The state has authorized temporary, interim uses of 650-plus acres of Humboldt Bay coastal lands for a variety of civic, commercial and industrial purposes. Cannabis cultivation is ruled out for the time being on the so-called Coastal Dependent Industrial (CDI) lands on Samoa Peninsula. The term refers to

September review likely for new Coast Seafoods plan

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — As expected, the permit term for Coast Seafoods’ existing aquaculture operation has been extended until Dec. 31, but the company probably will not have to wait that long for the multi-year extension of its revised, narrowed project proposal. Coastal Commission staff expect to present the revised, much smaller

Coast Seafoods shelves Humboldt Bay oyster 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

Local commercial fishermen support city RV park project

Press release from Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association: At Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council Meeting, Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association board members testified in unanimous support for the city staff’s proposal to establish a privately operated RV park and “mixed-use” visitor facility on city property next to the Samoa Bridge. Not only does the HFMA support this project,

Cold water crawl contributes to critter care

Press release HUMBOLDT BAY – In order to promote safe open water swimming in our Humboldt Bay and  raise awareness and funding, Healing Spirit Animal Wellness Center in Arcata is hosting the fourth annual Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl Sunday, July 23 at Woodley Island Marina to benefit the North Coast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent