Olympia Oyster Restoration
The Clallam MRC is now actively restoring Olympia oysters at two locations in Sequim Bay. Since 2012 Clallam MRC in partnership with Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has worked on restoring an oyster bed on tribal tidelands in Blyn. The latest survey conducted in August 2016 estimated the population to 55,770 individuals covering an area of approximately 0.74 acres. The goal is an oyster bed covering 1.5 acres. The new restoration effort at Pitship Point adjacent to John Wayne Marina has identified an area with suitable habitat and the plan is to restore an oyster bed covering 0.5 acres. For more information click here.
Clallam County Marine Resources Committee was established by the Clallam County Commissioners in 1999 to protect and enhance the local marine environment and contribute to the protection of the marine environment of the Northwest Straits region.
The Clallam MRC is one of seven MRCs established in the Northwest Straits region as part of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.
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