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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12-04-2012

Gov. Gregoire announces 280 additional acres of Hood Canal now open for shellfish harvest

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2012

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced that an additional 280 acres of Hood Canal shellfish beds in Mason County have been upgraded by the state Department of Health from “prohibited” to ”approved” for commercial harvest. With this upgrade, the region is 51 percent of the way toward reaching the goal to reopen 7,000 acres of shellfish beds between 2007 and 2020, a vision outlined in the Puget Sound Partnership’s Action Agenda.
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