Northwest Aquaculture Alliance Sends Letter to Franz About Ban on Net Pen Aquaculture
Last month the Washington Department of Natural Resources announced that they had decided not to renew leases for Cooke Aquaculture’s Puget Sound fish farms. But that was only the beginning. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz later released a statement saying that the state’s public aquatic lands would no longer be home to commercial finfish net pen aquaculture.
“Since the catastrophic Cypress Island net pen collapse in 2017, I have stood tall to defend the waters of Puget Sound,” said Commissioner Franz. “This effort began by...
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