Our View: Save oyster growing on Willapa Bay

Nearly 13 years ago, when imidacloprid was first being considered to combat the burrowing shrimp population explosion in Willapa Bay, it appeared possible it might be licensed by 2012. It was by 2012 that Northwest oyster growers had agreed to quit using a much harsher pesticide.

Earlier this month, after enormous expenditures of time, money and emotion, the oyster industry formally surrendered and gave up the imidacloprid battle. It wasn’t a total loss.

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