Offshore aquaculture focus of US Senate hearing; Cantwell concerned about escapes

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October 17, 2019
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) spoke out at a Senate committee meeting on Wednesday, 16 October, on the concerns she has about increasing the amount of aquaculture developments in American waters. In particular, she pointed to the escape of more than a quarter-million Atlantic salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture net-pen into Washington’s Puget Sound. The Washington state legislature has since taken steps to close fish farms for non-native species by November 2022. Cantwell was speaking…

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