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US deny oyster farm lease renewal

SAN FRANCISCO — A historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday.

Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a long environmental battle over the site.

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