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Predator nets in Baynes Sound

Predator nets can be seen in this aerial photo of the west side of Denman Island as a patchwork design.  These nets make ocean access impossible and are also a great hazard to diving ducks and birds.

Predator Nets in Baynes Sound

Photo copyrighted by Mary Reynolds


6 responses to “Predator nets in Baynes Sound

  1. Woodstover August 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    What are those nets protecting? Gooey Ducks or Sea Cukes?

  2. GLORIA GIETZ August 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    What gives “them”/whoever to put out these nets? Gloria

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  4. gartleybay August 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Geoduck culture is extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem and when done in the intertidal zone by installing PVC pipes, turns a beach into a factory. These would be the sandy beaches that normally would be feeding migrant and resident ducks, otter along with numerous other species. These are also the areas used for recreation purposes and once the factory is in place and covered with nets, there will be no access to the water. If this factory is located in front of a residence, it is a violation of the property owners Riparian Rights. According to the BC Land Act, Riparian Rights ” is the right to unimpeded access to and from that property to deep water for the purposes of navigation. This right of access to and from the water applies to every point along the water frontage, including every part of the foreshore in front of the upland property. As a result, improvements cannot be constructed on a waterfront property if they interfere with access.”

    Washington state beaches have been destroyed by geoduck tenures, please visit to see what our future holds if we don’t stop our beaches and waters from becoming factories. Indigenous species were here before indigenous peoples, let’s respect their rights too for without a healthy, vibrant and diverse marine ecosystem, we have nothing! For more information, contact the Assoc. for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS) at

    –The Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS)

  5. Capt. NEmO August 29, 2013 at 10:01 am

    It’s protecting Manila clams seed, it’s approved by D.F.O. That gives them every right. Do any of you people ever read the real rules. Are you so against people earning a living. What is wrong with you guys. What does it matter the species of animal. If you had any brains you could clearly see these nets are intertidal. That site has been worked for many many years, long before you arrived here in the valley and will continue to be a thriving aquaculture site (employing people) long after you are gone. The sea cucumbers will be here long after the raven coal mine has polluted your pristine waters of Baynes sound. Your friends of Baynes sound really is a farce.

    • Woodstover August 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      We are not NIMBYs! The problem I foresee is the DFO and local governing agencies will not properly monitor what is going on with all the cutbacks in the Fed Gov’t. I certainly don’t want to see this area to turnout looking like the Washington situation for a few low wage jobs. The only ones getting rich on the backs of our environment are the owners of these farms.

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