by Katie Herzog Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images Cooke Aquaculture, the Canadian fish farming operation responsible for the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound, is threatening to seek millions of dollars in damages from...Show More Summary
Washington state officials Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing thousands of non-native fish into Puget Sound. The decision comes days after a multi-agency state investigation found the...
It’s been a nightmarish year for Washington State’s only active Atlantic salmon farming company — Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture Inc. On Tuesday, a Cooke subsidiary was found responsible for an August 2017 fish farm mishap that releasedShow More Summary
Salmon from the chalk streams of southern England are genetically unique, researchers have discovered. The fish are classified as Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), but research by the University of Exeter and the Game and Wildlife Conservation...Show More Summary
Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. … Click to Continue »
This film features one angler’s passion for Atlantic salmon fishing in The Gaspé Peninsula. An Official Selection of the 2018 International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Via Hooke.
This short film from Fly Fishing Nation features Atlantic salmon fishing on the Ponoi River on Russia’s Kola Peninsula.
Washington state officials have canceled the lease of a salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult Atlantic salmon escaped into the Puget Sound last summer. The Seattle Times reports in … Click to Continue »
Citing the potential of a threat to native salmon populations, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants the county’s council to enact a six-month moratorium on new Atlantic salmon fish farming facilities along the county’s unincorporated marine shoreline on Puget Sound. Show More Summary
Two great migrations happen every autumn in Nova Scotia: “The first consists of hundreds of Atlantic salmon, returning to their natal river to spawn after a year, or sometimes longer, spent in the ocean. […] The other is made up … more ?
Escaped fish have been found as far south as Puget Sound and as far north as Vancouver Island. by Katie Herzog Atlantic salmon/escape artist Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images On Monday, the Wild Fish Conservancy announced the group is filing a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, for violating the Clean Water Act. Show More Summary
by Sydney Brownstone Lummi fishermen reef net fishing. Matika Wilbur Cooke Aquaculture Offered to Pay off Lummi Nation to Shut Up About Net Pens: One of Cooke Aquaculture's farms released an estimated 105,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into local waters August, and Lummi fishermen declared a state of emergency. Show More Summary
In August, a floating net pen full of farmed Atlantic Salmon “failed during a period of relatively normal tidal stress,” writes Jonathan Wright, “with the structure partially capsizing to allow the majority of the 304,000 contained market ready and mature … more ?
The company whose collapsed net pens released thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound is planning to stock another marine facility off Bainbridge Island with a million juvenile fish … Click to Continue »
New research indicates that fish may adapt their behaviour to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology. When investigators studied Atlantic salmon, clear differences in parasite load existed between behaviourally-modified fish and those able to exhibit the normal repertoire of behaviours. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.
Last month, a pen in Washington State holding hundreds of thousands of fish broke, sending swarms of silver Atlantic salmon swimming to the south and north. As you're no doubt aware, Washington State is not on the Atlantic. Now, these invasive fish have been reported as far as 240km away in Canada. More »
E. Tammy Kim reports on the escape of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture pen off Cypress Island, in Washington State.
Documents filed with state regulators show that a fish farm that broke apart Aug. 19 in the San Juan Islands released more than 160,000 farm-raised Atlantic salmon into Washington state waters — far more than the original estimate — and that the holding pen for the fish was “due for complete replacement.”...
MASSIVE NET FAILURE IN WASHINGTON STATE: But not in cyberspace. A huge net at a net-pen salmon farm near Seattle malfunctioned and thousands (precise number unknown) of farmed Atlantic salmon escaped into the wild.