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Drake's Bay Oysters, Shucked

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Sad times for Drakes Bay Oyster Co. today, as U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejects a proposal to extend their 40-year lease for harvesting oysters in Point Reyes. After "more than a century of shellfish production," the 1,100 acre coastal plot will become California's first federally designated marine wilderness area. [Chron]