Salmon Farming Under Attack

The controversial practice of farm raising Atlantic Salmon in net pens in Washington State is facing a permanent ban.  The August, 2017, escape of more than 300,000 adult pen reared salmon from Cooke Aquaculture’s Cyprus Island facility in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, has hastened the call to shut down all salmon farming statewide.  Two bills have been introduced in the state legislature to transform the current moratorium, imposed by Governor Jay Inslee, into a permanent ban.  My latest article published in Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine details what caused the escape and what we can expect in the weeks and maybe months ahead.  I will publish follow up articles as the story evolves toward a final conclusion.

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I am an outdoor travel writer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. I focus on writing and publishing conservation, fly fishing adventure and travel themed articles for a variety of online/print formats.