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If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Washington’s Fish Farms Are Governed By Decades-Old Guidelines

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2017 5 p.m. | Seattle

The guidelines have been on the books since 1986. Critics of fish farming in Puget Sound say last month's farmed salmon escape underscores the need for better standards and enforcement.

Uncategorized | Environment

That Atlantic Salmon Farm Was On Its Last Legs — And Washington State Knew It

KUOW | Sept. 1, 2017 11 a.m. | Seattle

An aquaculture firm and state regulators knew its floating salmon farm was "nearing the end of serviceable life" before it failed, allowing about 162,000 non-native fish into Puget Sound and beyond.

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Washington State Halts Salmon Farm Permits After Fish Escape

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Seattle

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm.