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  • Five Great Ways to Prepare Salmon
  • When the salmon fisheries are open for recreational fishing depends on multiple factors, so check the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for updates (wdfw.wa.gov). If you already caught your fish, or bought your fish, handling and cooking is
  • nwyachting.com
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  • 9/25/2017 6:43:00 PM
  • More than 100,000 salmon still on the loose after Cooke escape
  • Nearly a month after structural damage allowed hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon to escape from a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm on Cypress Island in Washington State, officials estimate that more than 100,000 of the salmon remain in the waters ...
  • seafoodsource.com
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  • 9/19/2017 2:03:00 PM
  • 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.
  • Reuters
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  • 9/16/2017 11:21:00 AM
  • RV Travel Newsletter Issue 811
  • Visit Spectrum RV. Washington State Fish and Wildlife enforcers say they’ve broken up a poaching ring — led by a man who used his position as a campground host to facilitate illegal hunts. Authorities allege that Eddy Dills (age 57) of Longview ...
  • rvtravel.com
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  • 9/16/2017 4:00:00 AM
  • Fishers Protective Status Upheld by Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • The rare, weasel-like fisher will remain on Washington state’s endangered species list, despite signs that it’s making a comeback since being reintroduced. Reintroductions have been successful at reestablishing fisher populations throughout much of the ...
  • Nisqually Valley News
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  • 9/14/2017 9:28:00 PM
  • Mount Rainier National Park Releases Fish Management Plan
  • Alternative 2, the preferred alternative, would implement revised fishing regulations consistent with NPS, Washington state, and Endangered Species Act policy, while providing for continued recreational fishing opportunities. Nonnative fish would ...
  • Nisqually Valley News
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  • 9/14/2017 9:02:00 PM
  • VIDEO: Washington State officials give lesson in catching Cooke's salmon
  • With an estimated tens of thousands of escaped Atlantic salmon still roaming around the Pacific Northwest waters, Washington state officials are hoping to drum up more interest among recreational anglers to help capture the fish. So far, Washington ...
  • IntraFish
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  • 9/14/2017 12:22:00 PM
  • Cooke escape makes pages of The New Yorker
  • Cooke Aquaculture's catastrophic salmon escape made the pages of The New Yorker Tuesday with the headline: "Washington State’s Great Salmon Spill and the Environmental Perils of Fish Farming." The magazine -- which has a circulation of over a million ...
  • IntraFish
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  • 9/14/2017 7:02:00 AM
  • Escaped Atlantic salmon reported 250 km north of collapsed fish farm
  • Escaped farmed Atlantic salmon have swam as far as 250 kilometres north of Washington state's San Juan Islands, where they broke free from a ruptured pen containing an estimated 305,000 fish broke last month. The non-native species of salmon have been ...
  • cbc.ca on MSN.com
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  • 9/14/2017 4:51:00 AM
  • Washington’s fish farms governed by decades-old guidelines
  • Washington state’s guidelines for fish farms include things such as where they should be located and how many fish can be farmed in how much water. These guidelines are more than three decades old: They date back to 1986. “We know that the old ...
  • The Columbian
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  • 9/8/2017 1:43:00 AM
  • You should eat more little, oily fish
  • Farmed fish also sometimes escape and mess with the local environment. In Washington state, hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into an unprepared Puget Sound last month. Fishermen and scientists worry that the new fish could out ..
  • oceana.org
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  • 9/7/2017 5:04:00 PM
  • Washington’s Fish Farms Are Governed By Decades-Old Guidelines
  • Washington state’s guidelines for fish farms include things like where they should be located and how many fish can be farmed in how much water. These guidelines are more than three decades old: they date back to 1986. “We know that the old ...
  • OPB
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  • 9/7/2017 3:03:00 AM
  • Washington’s Fish Farms Are Governed By Decades-Old Guidelines
  • A damaged net pen at Cooke Aquaculture's facility on Cypress Island is shown on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Megan Farmer Washington state’s guidelines for fish farms include things like where they should be located and how many fish can be farmed in how ...
  • KUOW
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  • 9/7/2017 12:57:00 AM
  • New consumption advice for Hanford Reach fish
  • The Washington State Department of Health recently added the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from McNary Dam to the I-90 bridge near Vantage to its growing list of waterways with fish consumption advisories. After testing levels of mercury and ...
  • waheagle.com
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  • 9/7/2017 12:02:00 AM
  • More than 160,000 Atlantic salmon escape Washington fish farm
  • Photo by Hans-Petter Fjeld/Wikipedia Sept. 4 (UPI) — A Canadian-owned fish farm in Washington state capsized last month, resulting in more than 160,000 invasive Atlantic salmon invading the waters of Puget Sound, which could cause problems for the ...
  • gephardtdaily.com
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  • 9/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
  • More than 160,000 Atlantic salmon escape Washington fish farm
  • Sept. 3 (UPI) --A Canadian-owned fish farm in Washington state capsized last month, resulting in more than 160,000 invasive Atlantic salmon invading the waters of Puget Sound, which could cause problems for the native Pacific salmon population there.
  • United Press International
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  • 9/3/2017 10:29:00 PM
  • Fish farm escapees caught in local waters
  • The shíshálh Nation says three Atlantic salmon caught recently in Sabine Channel, between Texada and Lasquiti islands, are likely escapees from a Washington State fish farm. Cooke Aquaculture blames extreme tides on Aug. 19 for the collapse of pens ...
  • CoastReporter VOICE OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
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  • 9/1/2017 6:54:00 PM
  • Atlantic salmon from collapsed fish farm found 60 miles away
  • The net pen collapse pushed Gov. Jay Inslee and the Department of Nature Resources, which leases the land to Cooke, to issue a moratorium on any new permits for fish farming in Washington state. “Any pending permits or future permits are on hold ...
  • ABC 7 KATV
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  • 8/31/2017 2:21:00 AM
  • Mass fish escape puts Washington state salmon farm on hold
  • SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have put on hold Cooke Aquaculture's application to build a new marine salmon farm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca as the company deals with the escape of thousands of fish from another facility. Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 8/30/2017 7:54:00 PM
  • Mass fish escape puts Washington state salmon farm on hold
  • SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have put on hold Cooke Aquaculture's application to build a new marine salmon farm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca as the company deals with the escape of thousands of fish from another facility. Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture ...
  • Post-Star
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  • 8/30/2017 7:54:00 PM
  • Mass fish escape puts Washington state salmon farm on hold
  • SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have put on hold Cooke Aquaculture's application to build a new marine salmon farm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca as the company deals with the escape of thousands of fish from another facility. Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture ...
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 8/30/2017 6:49:00 PM
  • Atlantic salmon caught in B.C. waters, far north of damaged U.S. fish farm
  • A First Nation on British Columbia's south coast says its members have caught three Atlantic salmon after thousands of the fish escaped from a farm in Washington state. The Shishalh First Nation in Sechelt says its members caught the Atlantic salmon while
  • beta.theglobeandmail.com
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  • 8/30/2017 6:36:00 PM
  • Ottawa Still Weak on Fish Farm Risks, Says NDP
  • Photo by Alexandra Morton. Ottawa’s response to a fish farm catastrophe in Washington State is weak and unsurprising given the federal government’s record on fish farms, says the New Democrat critic for fisheries. Transport authority increasingly ...
  • The Tyee
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  • 8/30/2017 12:54:00 PM
  • Washington Halts Salmon Farm Permits After Fish Escape
  • Washington state governor Jay Inslee has put a hold on any new salmon farming permits pending an investigation of the escape of up to 305,000 fish from Cooke Aquaculture's Cypress operation. Cooke Aquaculture didn't respond to an email from The Associated
  • iphonefresh.com
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  • 8/28/2017 11:42:00 PM
  • Atlantic salmon escape prompts Washington to halt fish farming permits
  • The release at Cooke Aquaculture’s facility comes as the company is proposing new expanded commercial facility in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state. The company operates five salmon farms in Washington that it acquired last year, and would ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 8/28/2017 5:50:00 PM
  • State has new fish consumption recommendations on Columbia
  • The Washington State Department of Health recently added the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from McNary Dam to the Interstate 90 bridge near Vantage to its growing list of waterways with fish consumption advisories, according to a news release.
  • Daily Record
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  • 8/28/2017 3:47:00 PM
  • U.S. salmon spill should spur pursuit of land-based fish farming: experts
  • VANCOUVER—Critics of open-net fish farms say the escape of Atlantic salmon from a Washington state pen that held 305,000 fish should spur Canada to support a transition to land-based aquaculture because it’s already leading the world with the most ...
  • Canadian Manufacturing
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  • 8/28/2017 2:06:00 PM
  • Open Season on Salmon After Fish Farm Breach Threatens Wild Populations
  • The Lummi nation launched a cleanup organization earlier this week, mopping up fish as if they were an oil spill. You still need a standard Washington State fishing permit, but otherwise, it’s open season on Atlantic salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
  • adventure-journal.com
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  • 8/28/2017 9:59:00 AM
  • 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 month. State officials also announced Saturday the formation of a response ...
  • KING 5
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  • 8/27/2017 11:35:00 PM
  • Washington state puts moratorium on new fish farms after salmon escape
  • Washington Govenor Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from damaged pens. It's not yet clear how many non-native ...
  • CBC
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  • 8/27/2017 3:46:00 PM
  • Washington state halts salmon farm permits after fish escape
  • SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm. State officials also ...
  • Times Colonist
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  • 8/27/2017 11:22:00 AM
  • Washington state halts salmon farm permits after fish escape
  • SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm. State officials also ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 8/27/2017 3:37:00 AM
  • Washington state to oversee containment of farmed fish
  • A week after the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into the waters off the San Juan Islands, the state has set up an incident command center to respond more quickly and with greater coordination. Three state agencies, the Department of Natural ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 8/26/2017 9:43:00 PM
  • 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 month. State officials also announced Saturday the formation of a response ...
  • KHQ
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  • 8/26/2017 9:40:00 PM
  • Canadian fishing closures challenge search for U.S. Atlantic salmon escape
  • Commercial fishing closures on Fraser River salmon will make it more challenging to discover whether Atlantic salmon escaped from a wrecked fish farm in Washington state’s San Juan Islands, fishers say. In the meantime, American officials are reporting ...
  • The Vancouver Sun
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  • 8/26/2017 5:35:00 AM
  • Fish farm owner backs off eclipse cause for Atlantic salmon spill
  • Cooke Aquaculture statement no longer citing eclipse as cause of Atlantic Salmon net pen breakup in Washington state releasing many fish. — Glenn Farley (@GlennFarleyK5) August 25, 2017 Cooke initially cited high tides from the approaching eclipse as a ...
  • KING 5
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  • 8/25/2017 6:36:00 PM
  • ‘Environmental Nightmare’ After Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm
  • He asked some commercial fishermen, who brought up a load of Atlantic salmon. The Lummi Nation, a Native American tribe in Washington state, worries that all this fishing could end up hurting endangered Chinook salmon. “WDFW has encouraged recreational ...
  • Indiana Public Media
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  • 8/25/2017 5:34:00 PM
  • Amazon completes Whole-Foods purchase Monday
  • In Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Corker leveled harsh criticism at the president. Lummi tribe declares state of emergency over Atlantic salmon spill The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has encouraged the public to come catch as numerous .
  • fishinghd.com
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  • 8/25/2017 5:27:00 PM
  • Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for USA failures' in Afghanistan
  • Lummi tribe declares state of emergency over Atlantic salmon spill The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has encouraged the public to come catch as numerous fish as they want. There is no silver on the tail, and the dorsal, ventricle ...
  • fishinghd.com
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  • 8/25/2017 3:32:00 PM
  • State issues health warning for Columbia River fish
  • OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has issued a warning asking the public to limit the consumption of several species of fish along the Columbia River from the Interstate 90 bridge near Vantage all the way to the McNary Dam along the ...
  • The Wenatchee World Online
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  • 8/25/2017 3:10:00 PM
  • Looking to catch escaped Atlantic salmon? Here are some fishing tips
  • Up to 305,000 escaped salmon are heading for “every river in Puget Sound,” and Washington state has asked for the public to help catch them. If you’re headed out fishing this weekend, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tips ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 8/25/2017 2:08:00 PM
  • Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape from fish farm into Pacific
  • Thousands of Atlantic salmon may have escaped into Pacific waters after a net pen holding 305,000 of the fish was damaged at a farm in Washington state, leading wildlife officials to call for anglers to catch as many of the fish as possible. The fish farm
  • The Guardian
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  • 8/25/2017 5:20:00 AM
  • Lummi Nation declares state of emergency after salmon spill
  • Environmentalists also claim this is not the first time the Cooke facility has had problems with its net pens. The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has encouraged the public to come catch as many of the fish as they want. “Tribal ...
  • KING 5
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  • 8/25/2017 12:17:00 AM
  • Canada's fisheries department monitoring Washington state fish farm spill
  • OTTAWA — Canada’s Fisheries Minister says officials are closely monitoring a spill of Atlantic salmon from an aquaculture facility off the coast of Washington state. Dominic LeBlanc says in a statement that while the fish escaped from an American ...
  • The Province
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  • 8/24/2017 7:22:00 PM
  • Canada's fisheries department monitoring Washington state fish farm spill
  • OTTAWA — Canada’s Fisheries Minister says officials are closely monitoring a spill of Atlantic salmon from an aquaculture facility off the coast of Washington state. Dominic LeBlanc says in a statement that while the fish escaped from an American ...
  • The Vancouver Sun
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  • 8/24/2017 6:24:00 PM
  • Feds respond to Atlantic salmon escape from Washington state fish farm
  • OTTAWA—After a net holding over 300,000 Atlantic salmon at a fish farm in Washington state imploded over the weekend, officials are scrambling to clean up the mess caused by thousands of alien fish flooding into a fragile underwater ecosystem. In ...
  • Canadian Manufacturing
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  • 8/24/2017 6:12:00 PM
  • New fish consumption advice for Hanford Reach, Columbia River
  • (OLYMPIA, WA.) -- The Washington State Department of Health recently added the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from McNary Dam to the I-90 bridge near Vantage to its growing list of waterways with fish consumption advisories. After testing levels of
  • skyvalleychronicle.com
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  • 8/24/2017 1:28:00 PM
  • Salmon Farm Blames 'Eclipse Tides' for Damage, But It's a Fishy Story
  • A photo of the floating salmon pen that broke, obtained by the Wild Fish Conservancy in Northwest Washington state. Although the farm assures the public that the event will have no negative environmental impact, activists and local fishermen are not so sur
  • Inverse
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  • 8/23/2017 11:22:00 PM
  • State DOH lifts recreational shellfishing restrictions
  • If you’re a licensed recreational shellfish harvester itching to scoop up clams, mussels, oysters and scallops, you can now, thanks to the Washington State Department of Health. On August 17, the agency lifted closures on all Whatcom County beaches for ...
  • The Northern Light
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  • 8/23/2017 11:11:00 PM
  • Thousands of salmon released after fish farm’s nets collapse in Washington state