and updates for Beach Owners:
BE AWARE OF THE COMPANY YOU KEEP!
Yes Halloween is behind us but there are things that seem to
go bump in the night. Low tides are now during hours of
darkness. We (and other operators) are expereincing
extensive runs of poaching of tidelands. Is it tribal? Is
it vandals? Is it undocumented operators? All we know if
that beaches that should be ripe for harvest are suddenly barren with
obvious work having been done.
Think about this: A theft of our resources is also a
theft of yours! So what can you
do? Some suggestions:
1. Gold Coast makes every effort to protect your property but we can't be there 24/7. If
you or a neighbor sees activity you should see who it is and contact
either Fish and Game or the State Patrol.
operator on a property is REQUIRED to possess a harvest certificate on
THAT parcel they operate on.
required to provide a minimum two week
notification to any property owner of their intention to inspect a
property. Gold Coast, of course, is your point of control on
any of this assuming we are working with you as your vendor, and we
ensure any "survey" is done with our oversight and
approval. We don't just 'give away' your beach.
4. We make a
policy of ensuring you are fully aware of any activity our crew may be
undertaking on your property
I ran recently
into a property owner (not our client) who had product left right on
his patio with a tag of some kind on it. He had no idea who it
was; but just commented
that both he and his neighbor were missing years' worth of
product. He made no report stating
"he did not want to start any type of trouble".
Friends, every year
your tidelands that you pay a lot of tax money on, are being threatened
from every angle. Money in oysters
brings out any number of rogue operators. Our department of
Health is not on our or your side as their first responsibility is to
ensure the tribes' interests are not violated.
If you care about
your family legacy and having a beach to use in the future, you need to
Gold Coast has lost a couple
clients recently. Upon investigation we learn "the other guy
gave us a better deal".
So let's raise a few questions that have a grave impact on
1. How much you get
for the current oysters you have is the
least of it. What about reseediing as
opposed to simply stripping the beach? What about controlling preditors? What about grooming and optmizing your beach for cultivation? What
about sanitary practices? Would you want a guest getting sick
from infection coming from product off your beach? What about registerinig your beach as a commercially
cultivated farm, so you have some tribal protection and don't have to
give it away? And the final zinger -- What about the
workers? Are they registered with Labor and Industries? If
they get hurt are YOU protected from a liability?
As we said, BE AWARE
OF THE COMPANY YOU KEEP!
If you are serious
about doing the math, Gold Coast remains your only long
term partner that will keep your valued property producing for generatons -protected, safe and productive for you
and yours. We provide the BEST value for anybody that is in this
for the long haul.