Cooke Agrees To Pay $ 330K Penalty To Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The company that owned the Cypress Island farmed-fish net pen that collapsed in 2017 will pay the full fine imposed by the Department of Ecology.

The collapse released a quarter of a million non-native Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound and the Dept. of Ecology fined Cooke Aquaculture $332,000 for a number of maintenance failures.

Cooke initially appealed the penalty, but has reached an agreement to pay the full amount.

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