Environmental stewardship doesn't end at the shoreline.

Tidelands need protection, just like farmlands and forests.


The Coalition is an alliance of interested citizens, environmentalists, scientists, and recreation users who are concerned about current and expanding aquaculture in both the nearshore environment and public waters, and its impacts on plant, animal and ecological function.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to voice citizens’ concerns of aquaculture, its impact to the health and quality of Puget Sound and coastal waters and to effect changes to policies, regulations, and their enforcement to protect shoreline habitat.

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There are many ways you can help protect our shorelines.

Make a Donation

The Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome your contributions.

You may also mail your contribution to PO Box 233, Burley, WA 98322.

Become Educated

Read This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Oyster Farm. You will also find a great deal of information on the Research and Legal pages.
Read the WA State Shoreline Management Act

Contact your Legislators and Officials

Contact your local State Representative and Senator. Tell them that there needs to be an Environmental Impact Statement done for this experimental industry. Tell them you are concerned with the inherent harm in an uncoordinated and piecemeal development of the State’s Shorelines, as stated in the Shoreline Management Act.

Governor Jay Inslee

WA Director of Ecology, Maia Bellon, 360-407-6989

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Protect Our Shoreline

Protect Our Shoreline News – Regularly updated blog from this active organization



Case Inlet Shoreline Association

APHETI – Association for the Protection of Hammersley, Eld and Totten Inlets

Washington Sierra Club – Aquaculture

Protect Zangle Cove, and the Protect Zangle Cove Blog

Friends of Anderson Island Shoreline – Email

Friends of Burley Lagoon – Email

Algalita Marine Research Institute


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Big Aqua might like you to think so, but "This Isn't Your Grandfather's Oyster Farm." Learn More