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    NWAA also responds to Commissioner Franz: “You got it wrong”

    We knew Cooke's response and also that of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, but the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) had not yet spoken out. The...

    Washington’s net pen aquaculture ban is an “ill-informed order”

    "We urge the DNR to reverse this ill-informed order, follow science instead of politics and continue to allow well-regulated and environmentally safe marine net...

    “The order is short-sighted”, Cooke after Washington’s ban on net pen aquaculture

    Following Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz's statement announcing there will be no more net pen aquaculture in Washington, Cooke Aquaculture Pacific has stated that it is disappointed to learn that the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has chosen to ban commercial finfish aquaculture on state-owned aquatic lands and ignore the science. "The order is short-sighted, and the Commissioner’s position neglects extensive scientific analysis and judicial rulings, which found that there are no significant adverse environmental impacts arising from marine fish farming", said the declaration. Cooke’s Cypress Island fish farm collapse While not a decision that affects Cooke exclusively, the Canadian family-owned company was very much in the statement where Commissioner Franz announced the executive order banning commercial finfish aquaculture on state-owned aquatic lands managed by her agency, the Washington DNR. "In August of 2017,...

    No more net pen aquaculture in Washington

    What was on the horizon following the decision by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) not to renew...

    Alaska and Washington senators also ask for federal disaster declaration for crab fisheries

    Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska, and Maria Cantwell, Dan Sullivan and Patty Murray, from Washington, are the U.S. Senators signatories...

    “Real income must be the basis”, Norwegian Ministry of Finance on salmon tax

    "The principle that it is the real income that should be the basis for the ground rent tax is...
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    Jamestown Tribe’s project to farm steelhead trout in jeopardy by DNR’s action against Cooke

    The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision not to renew Cooke's Puget Sound steelhead farm licenses may have...

    Republic of Korea bets on shrimp aquaculture in Sri Lanka

    The Republic of Korea through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will invest USD 1.2...

    Cooke is not alone: “This was not a decision based on science”, says NWAA President

    Following Cooke's response to the DNR's decision not to renew its trout farming licenses, three major U.S. trade groups...

    Cooke: “Do not come to Washington, do not invest here”

    "As a steward of Washington’s lands, DNR is sending a very clear message to others: 'Do not come to...
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