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October 4, 2017

Cooke Aquaculture plans to restock other fish farm

  • Critics say the fish escape in August highlights potential risks of open-sea fish farming.
    Associated Press

    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 despite a request from the governor not to do so.

    Gov. Jay Inslee had asked Cooke Aquaculture not to move fish from its hatchery to other saltwater net pens until the investigation into the Aug. 19 salmon farm collapse at its Cypress Island facility was completed.

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