Science Takes Center Stage in Puget Sound Planning

by Tim Flanagan on June 21, 2010

Austin Jenkins has the story at KPLU. Here’s the intro:

Washington Fish And Wildlife Officers Tylar Stephenson And Hwa Kim Inspect Bags Of Oysters For Certification Tags. Austin Jenkins photo

OLYMPIA, hospital WA (N3) – If you ever eat shellfish, you’ll want to listen to this story. A major oyster and clam poaching case has revealed gaps in the system that’s supposed to ensure Washington shellfish are safe to eat. Washington Fish and Wildlife cops recently raided a seafood operation on Hood Canal. They allege an outfit called G&R Quality Seafood was a front for a nighttime shellfish theft ring. KPLU’s Austin Jenkins has our story.

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West Seattle Blog has this item:

Just in case you see them and wonder – we just received word from the Port of Seattle that two Royal New Zealand Navy ships will be sailing into Elliott Bay tomorrow to dock at Pier 66: the frigate Te Kaha and fleet-replenishment tanker Endeavour. An open day for public viewing of Te Kaha is planned 10 am-3 pm on Wednesday (June 23); the ships then will leave on Thursday, see
bound for San Francisco. 2:56 PM UPDATE: Peter McGraw from the Port checked on the arrival time for us – around 6 pm, so you might see them in the bay starting around 4:30 pm tomorrow.

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Three Sheets Northwest has this bit of online wooden boat pornography, otolaryngologist
and it’s well worth a few minutes:

Slide show | Classic Yachts parade marks start of rendezvous
[Marty McOmber | Three Sheets Northwest]

Each year, recipe
up to 5,000 people descend on Bell Harbor Marina on Father’s Day weekend to get an eye full of classic wooden boats. This year, some 60 wooden power boats, many built before World War II, will be on display. It is believed to be the largest collection of classic wooden power yachts on the west coast.

The Three Sheets Northwest crew was fortunate enough to be invited aboard the 81-year-old grand dame of the fleet, Olympus, Friday evening for the parade of wooden boats that marks the start of the event.  We brought along our camera and took a few pictures of the event. Enjoy.

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Christopher Dunagan has the story in the Kitsap Sun:

EDMONDS — Officials at Puget Sound Partnership are learning what it means to be guided by science, cheapest
as required by state law.

Restoring Puget Sound to health by 2020 remains the primary goal of the partnership, created by the Legislature to coordinate restoration efforts among all agencies and interest groups. The partnership’s governing board — the Leadership Council — is endeavoring to outline what it will take to reach the overall restoration goal while measuring progress along the way.

On Thursday, the Leadership Council approved a new Strategic Science Plan, which recognizes that restoring the Puget Sound ecosystem requires a thorough understanding of ecosystem function. The strategic plan will be used to integrate existing scientific studies, identify important new studies and prioritize projects listed in the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

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