Escapes of cultured marine finfish from BC aquaculture sites - Open Government Portal

Escapes of cultured marine finfish from BC aquaculture sites - Open Government Portal

"So we'd like to see as many of these escaped fish caught as possible".

"For years we've tried to secure research funding to ask this question".

"The Atlantic salmon bring with them pollution, virus and parasite amplification, and all that harms Pacific salmon and our waters of Washington", Beardslee said.

The environmental group Puget Soundkeeper took exception with Cooke's statement that the high tides and currents coinciding with the solar eclipse caused the damage, and issued its own statement, saying that the release of the salmon from the net pens occurred at a time when charts show that tides and currents were well within predictions on August 19 and that the solar eclipse took place two days later.

Tides are caused by the moon's gravitational pull on the Earth, and to a lesser degree the sun's, causing higher than normal sea levels when the two are aligned.

That led to the release of about 4,000 to 5,000 Atlantic Salmon into the Pacific Ocean, Ron Warren, of the Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said in a statement.

Cooke is in the process of applying for a permit to run another farm where fish are kept in net pens, and the spill does not give opponents of that plan any reason any more confidence in the company.

"It will be some time before we know how many fish escaped the net pens", Warren said.

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Despite being listed in Washington State as an invasive species capable of preying on native populations of fish and spreading disease, Atlantic salmon are a major aquaculture species in Washington state as well as in British Columbia. "It appears that many fish are still contained within the nets".

Cooke continued in the statement, saying "It will not be possible to confirm exact numbers of fish losses until harvesting is completed and an inventory of fish in the pens has been conducted".

Carpenter said tribal fisherman Lucas Kinley caught 15 of the Atlantics about five miles from Lummi.

"These events underscore the need for mandatory land-based, closed containment fish farms in order to protect our wild salmon fishery and the integrity of the marine environment".

Atlantic Salmon file photo.

"I'm alarmed to hear thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon have escaped into our Pacific waters", he said in an email to Global News.

People should be wary of eating the salmon without confirmation they are fit for human consumption, Volpe said.

"Part of the feed going to these salmon is chicken feed but this is B.S.", said Chris Wilke, executive director of the Puget Sound Keeper, a nonprofit environmental group that opposes the company's planned replacement and expansion of its existing operation. On Saturday, the anchor lines of the pens broke and then walkways to the pens tipped and employees couldn't get to the pens to assess the damage or how many fish had escaped. Escape of the salmon was due to a "structural failure" of a net pen, the company said.

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