Cooke Aquaculture Pacific is awaiting approval to farm a species native to Washington at Puget Sound sites where it previously produced Atlantic salmon.
The potential of a salmon-farming ban in Washington state is being monitored closely next door, in British Columbia, where many more salmon farms operate. But they’re not worried about a spillover effect.
Cooke Aquaculture is working to move a salmon farm from outside Port Angeles, Wash., farther out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the waterway that connects the Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound. Both the company and its critics express