Washington Department of Ecology Seeking Comments on Draft Permits For Cooke Aquaculture
The Department of Ecology for the State of Washington announced that they are accepting comments on draft permits for Cooke Aquaculture. Cooke is currently going through the multi-agency permitting process to change the type of fish it raises in four Puget Sound net pens from non-native Atlantic salmon to native steelhead.
Back in 2018 a law was passed to phase out non-native species in marine fish farming by 2022. A switch to steelhead, which are native to Washington, would allow Cooke to...
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