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Washington state senate bans Atlantic salmon farming in state waters

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Drone footage shows the mangled remains of a net pen near Cypress Island in Washington state that collapsed Aug. 19, 2017, releasing, what a report by state agencies estimates at about 250,000 Atlantic salmon into Pacific waters. (Beau Garreau)

Company that runs state’s net-pen fish farms says it is considering next moves

By Liam Britten, CBC News, March 2, 2018

Washington State senators voted Friday to ban Atlantic salmon farming in state waters.

The passage of the legislation means the state will no longer allow commercial net-pen aquaculture for Atlantic salmon in state waters. Read the rest of this entry

Collapsed fish farm that released thousands of Atlantic salmon had structural problems last month

Fish farm collapse 1Washington state fish farm’s collapse has reinvigorated salmon-farming debates

By Lisa Johnson, CBC News, August 23, 2017

The Washington state fish farm that collapsed allowing many thousands of Atlantic salmon to escape into the Pacific showed signs of trouble last month, and was slated for upgrades. Read the rest of this entry