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Autumn Migrations

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 ?

Conservation Group Sues Cooke Aquaculture Over Salmon Release

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

The Morning News: Lummi Nation Offered Money to Shut Up About Fish Farms, State Lottery Director Calls Women "Criers"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Tippets: Farmed Salmon Escape, Agriculture and Idaho’s Snake River, Restoring Saltwater Flats

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

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 ?

Company behind farmed fish escape to move more salmon

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 »

Fish may use different behaviors to protect against parasites

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

Protest seeks shutdown of Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

(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.

Salmon Spill Sends Thousands Of Invasive Fish Swimming Up And Down The Pacific Coast

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 »      

Washington State’s Great Salmon Spill and the Environmental Perils of Fish Farming

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.

More than 160,000 non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into Washington waters in fish farm accident

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 …

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.

Tippets: Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm, Climate Change in Montana, Snake River Dam Removal

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

After net damage at a U.S. fish farm in the San Juan Islands, thousands of Atlantic salmon have escaped into Pacific waters. Via CBC News. This week, the Washington Fish & Wildlife Service has lifted limits on the farmed salmon … mo...

Tribe: Anglers have caught 20,000 farmed Atlantic salmon

A Native American tribe says its anglers have caught about 20,000 fish following the collapse of a commercial net pen rearing farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound. The Lummi Nation … Click to Continue »

Washington state halts salmon farm permits after fish escape

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for salmon farm net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped earlier this … Click to Continue »

4,000 Salmon Escape Fish Farm in Wash. State

Instead of enforcing limits on fishing, wildlife officials in Washington state are doing just the opposite -- they're asking the public to catch as many fish as they can, regardless of size. Atlantic salmon, that is. The fish apparently escaped from the Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island over the weekend. Show More Summary

Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound

A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound. The Wild Fish Conservancy says … Click to Continue »

8-25-17 ALARM!-Atlantic Farmed Salmon Disaster

posting links to articles about what has occurred with the destruction of open net pens IN OUR WATERS - Tide Pt., Cypress Island, Rosario Strait area: August 22nd: Atlantic Farmed salmon escape broken net http://www.seattletimes.comShow More Summary

Collapse at salmon farm renews debate about fish farming

A marine net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon farm could harm wild salmon stock and cause other environmental damage.

Solar Eclipse May Have Helped 5K Salmon Escape

In what one conservationist is calling an "environmental nightmare," an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 Atlantic salmon busted out of their holding pen over the weekend after a net broke, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is now pleading with locals to help catch as many as...

Farmed Atlantic salmon escape into Washington state waters. Here's why fishermen are worried

Washington state officials are asking anglers to come catch as many Atlantic salmon as they can pull from the waters around the San Juan Islands. No restrictions on hours, size or limit. No kidding. But the reason behind the sudden open season is worrying. A fish-farm spill occurred Saturday off...

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