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NW Fishletter #373, September 5, 2017

[10] Wild Fish Conservancy Sues Company Over Atlantic Salmon Escape

Following the collapse of a net pen and the escape of some 300,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound, Wild Fish Conservancy served a 60-day notice Aug. 25 of its intent to sue Cooke Aquaculture Pacific under Section 505 of the Clean Water Act.

The company's net pen discharged farmed Atlantic salmon, dead fish carcasses and other debris Aug. 19-20, threatening "already imperiled wild fish populations, beloved marine mammal species, and the fragile Puget Sound ecosystem at large," a conservancy news release said. -L. B.

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