Canadian Firm’s Steelhead Trout Farm Plan Under the Microscope After Salmon Escapes

SEATTLE – Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island.

A hole in a pontoon left the structure’s southeast corner partially submerged. Repairs were eventually made.

But now as the New Brunswick-based Cooke seeks to farm steelhead trout — instead of the nonnative Atlantic salmon that state law will soon ban — the incident has caught the attention of state regulators.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: The Associated Press