FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Eric Hall, a manager for Taylor Shellfish, displays a couple of burrowing shrimp he helped dig out of the mud below his feet at low tide in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Wash. Washington state ecology officials on Monday, April 9, 2018, have denied a permit sought by shellfish growers that would have allowed them to use a pesticide on oyster and clam beds. The Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association wanted to use a neonicotinoid pesticide to control native burrowing shrimp.
FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Eric Hall, a manager for Taylor Shellfish, displays a couple of burrowing shrimp he helped dig out of the mud below his feet at low tide in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Wash. Washington state ecology officials on Monday, April 9, 2018, have denied a permit sought by shellfish growers that would have allowed them to use a pesticide on oyster and clam beds. The Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association wanted to use a neonicotinoid pesticide to control native burrowing shrimp. Elaine Thompson, File AP Photo
FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Eric Hall, a manager for Taylor Shellfish, displays a couple of burrowing shrimp he helped dig out of the mud below his feet at low tide in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Wash. Washington state ecology officials on Monday, April 9, 2018, have denied a permit sought by shellfish growers that would have allowed them to use a pesticide on oyster and clam beds. The Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association wanted to use a neonicotinoid pesticide to control native burrowing shrimp. Elaine Thompson, File AP Photo

State denies oyster growers' request to use pesticide

April 09, 2018 04:10 PM