The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Drakes Bay Co. a temporary injunction that will keep the beloved oyster farm open. Whew.

Marin IJ has more:

The 9th circuit court agreed to the emergency injunction stopping the closure while it considers whether to issue a temporary injunction based on [owner Kevin] Lunny's appeal. If it had not granted the emergency injunction, Drakes Bay would have had to close operations by March 15.

"We are beyond thrilled that our business will now remain open while we continue to fight the decisions from the court and Secretary (Ken) Salazar that have put our business at risk," Lunny said.

In November of 2012, if you recall, they lost their 40-year lease on federal land when U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gave refused them to renew their lease. Fingers crossed, oyster lovers.

[via Marin IJ]