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 California Commercial Shellfish Growing Areas

 Map of the growing areas for commercial shellfish in CaliforniaHumboldt Bay

County: Humboldt

Companies: Aqua Rodeo Farms, Coast Seafoods Company, Humboldt Bay Oyster Company, and North Bay Shellfish Company

Classification: Conditionally Approved

Species grown: Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas), Kumamoto oysters (C. sikamea), Manila clams (Tapes semidecussata), Mediterranean bay mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), and European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis

Tomales Bay

County: Marin

Companies: Charles Friend Oyster Company, Cove Mussel Company, Hog Island Oyster Company, Marin Oyster Company, Point Reyes Oyster Company, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Starbird Mariculture

Classification: Conditionally Approved

Species grown: Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and Bay mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica), European oysters (Ostrea edulis), Kumomoto oysters (Crassostrea sikamea), and Manila clams (Tapes semidecussata)

Morro Bay

County: San Luis Obispo

Companies: Grassy Bar Oyster Company, Morro Bay Oyster Company

Classification: Conditionally Approved

Species grown: Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas

Santa Barbara Channel

County: Santa Barbara

Companies: Santa Barbara Mariculture Company

Classification: Conditionally Approved

Species grown: Bay mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis

Agua Hedionda Lagoon

County: San Diego

Companies: Carlsbad Aquafarm

Classification: Restricted

Species grown: Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and Bay mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis)

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