The company believes the proposed rules are inconsistent with state law and too burdensome on applicants who wish to grow geoducks and other shellfish, he said.
Donald Hansen said permitting more geoduck farming on Henderson Bay between Purdy and Key Peninsula will put a "septic dump" in front of his home and create safety hazards for those using the water for recreation.
But after the tubes were removed, the mix of species returned to pre-planting levels fairly quickly — even though the geoducks continued to grow at a high density for another two or three years.
Unfortunately the Homer News failed to mention the fact that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game currently prohibits the farming of geoducks in this part of the state because they are not a native species here.
Geoducks are the largest of the state's native clam species, growing to an average size of about two pounds by the time they are four to five years old.
Geoducks fetch a good price, $12 per pound or more, and 846,000 geoducks were harvested in Alaska in 2010-2011.
Geoducks are large bivalves.
Ex- Geoduck fights cancer, seeks a donor.
Coffee, salmon and geoduck .
Must be a Geoduck gene.
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Just before he left office, former state Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland (former Tacoma mayor) signed a settlement and lease agreement with Taylor Shellfish for the harvest of geoducks on state lands.
The man was diving for geoducks in the bay Aug 7 at about 33 feet underwater.
'Top Chef Seattle' Recap: Geoduck, Geoduck, Quail.
Michael Mina 's pork belly with geoduck salad.