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Last oyster shuck

Ginny Lunny-Cummings, farm manager at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, wears a "keep on shucking" shirt during a celebration ceremony to recognize the company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The Department of the Interior declined to renew the farm's lease in efforts to restore the area, also known as Drakes Estero within the Point Reyes National Seashore, to a state of marine wilderness as designated by the U.S. Congress in 1976. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Ginny Lunny-Cummings, farm manager at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, wears a "keep on shucking" shirt during a celebration ceremony to recognize the company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The Department of the Interior declined to renew the...more

Ginny Lunny-Cummings, farm manager at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, wears a "keep on shucking" shirt during a celebration ceremony to recognize the company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The Department of the Interior declined to renew the farm's lease in efforts to restore the area, also known as Drakes Estero within the Point Reyes National Seashore, to a state of marine wilderness as designated by the U.S. Congress in 1976. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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An employee sprays water into bags of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The third-generation, family-owned oyster farm was forced to shut its oyster shack and cannery on July 31 after losing a 19 month legal battle with the federal government. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

An employee sprays water into bags of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The third-generation, family-owned oyster farm was forced to shut its oyster shack and cannery on July 31 after losing a 19 month legal...more

An employee sprays water into bags of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. The third-generation, family-owned oyster farm was forced to shut its oyster shack and cannery on July 31 after losing a 19 month legal battle with the federal government. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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An employee offloads a bag of oysters from a boat at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. However, the farm's harvesting operations will be permitted to continue for at least another 30 days after a group of local restaurants and businesses filed a new lawsuit and forged an agreement with the National Park Service to allow it to harvest until the court's ruling on the injunction. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

An employee offloads a bag of oysters from a boat at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. However, the farm's harvesting operations will be permitted to continue for at least another 30 days after a group of local...more

An employee offloads a bag of oysters from a boat at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. However, the farm's harvesting operations will be permitted to continue for at least another 30 days after a group of local restaurants and businesses filed a new lawsuit and forged an agreement with the National Park Service to allow it to harvest until the court's ruling on the injunction. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A worker separates oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A worker separates oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A worker separates oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A group of workers stand in their work boots during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A group of workers stand in their work boots during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A group of workers stand in their work boots during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A customer converses with an employee after purchasing a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A customer converses with an employee after purchasing a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A customer converses with an employee after purchasing a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A sign is seen outside Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A sign is seen outside Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A sign is seen outside Drakes Bay Oyster Company oyster shack in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Customers stand in line to purchase oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Customers stand in line to purchase oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Customers stand in line to purchase oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Crates of oysters are seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Crates of oysters are seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Crates of oysters are seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Two customers carry an ice cooler full of oysters purchased from the oyster shack at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Two customers carry an ice cooler full of oysters purchased from the oyster shack at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Two customers carry an ice cooler full of oysters purchased from the oyster shack at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Drakes Bay Oysters Company owner Kevin Lunny kisses his wife Nancy after a toast with oysters during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Drakes Bay Oysters Company owner Kevin Lunny kisses his wife Nancy after a toast with oysters during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Drakes Bay Oysters Company owner Kevin Lunny kisses his wife Nancy after a toast with oysters during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Rob Martel (L) and Jim Emerson enjoy a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Rob Martel (L) and Jim Emerson enjoy a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Rob Martel (L) and Jim Emerson enjoy a plate of oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A group of children walk with bagpiper Terry Aleshire as he plays his bagpipe during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A group of children walk with bagpiper Terry Aleshire as he plays his bagpipe during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A group of children walk with bagpiper Terry Aleshire as he plays his bagpipe during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A plate of oysters is seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A plate of oysters is seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A plate of oysters is seen at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Joan Lunny, mother of Drakes Bay Oyster Company owner Kevin Lunny, holds an oyster in preparation of a toast during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Joan Lunny, mother of Drakes Bay Oyster Company owner Kevin Lunny, holds an oyster in preparation of a toast during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Joan Lunny, mother of Drakes Bay Oyster Company owner Kevin Lunny, holds an oyster in preparation of a toast during a celebration event at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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