Representative Walsh Introduces Legislation To Ban Atlantic Salmon Farms

19th District Representative Jim Walsh, along with and Representative Drew MacEwen  of Union, have introduced a bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming in Washington waters.

The legislation follows an incident in August when a Cooke Aquaculture pen containing 305,000 Atlantic salmon collapsed, releasing an undetermined amount of fish into Puget Sound.

According to a release from Walsh, this was the fourth such incident since 1996.

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