The Washington State Department of Ecology is accepting comments on permit renewals for four Cooke Aquaculture net-pen facilities in the state.
A U.S. Federal Court in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. has issued a ruling that is intended to protect salmon and steelhead trout in the Columbia River basin from rising water temperatures.
American and Canadian negotiators have successfully brokered a deal to renew the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
A Superior Court judge in Thurston County, Wash., has ruled against Cooke Aquaculture, which had proposed a restocking of its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm at Cypress Island.
Cooke Aquaculture CEO Glenn B. Cooke traveled to Washington last week to sway lawmakers not to enact a ban on Atlantic salmon aquaculture.
State investigators are claiming that Cooke Aquaculture tried to cover up the scale of the August fish farm collapse that sent hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon into the Puget Sound.