National Fisherman


SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.
 
The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
 
The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business.
 
“It’s not over until the last oyster is shucked,” Kevin Lunny said.
 
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