Stories tagged: net pens
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Washington House votes to end net pens
House passes its own version of a bill to end fish farms with non-native species in Washington waters.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
State lawmakers look to phase Atlantic salmon net pens out of Puget Sound
Senate votes to phase out net pens with non-native species and Inslee says he supports the move.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 1:32 p.m.
Probe of farmed salmon collapse focuses on nets
State investigators probing the collapse of net pens at a salmon farm last summer are examining nets covered with mussels and other sea life as a cause.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Industry makes pitch to keep net pens
Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Washington could end net pens for fish by 2024
Bill calls for extensive study of fish raised in net pens, could end the practice by 2024.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Collapse at salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming
A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt trout released from net pens earlier than preferred
Signs of stressed and dying fish caused fish managers to release trout earlier than desired from some of the net pens scattered along Lake Roosevelt this week.
Thu., April 14, 2011
Net-pen fisheries superb
Residents and anglers around several Eastern Washington lakes take great pride in boosting the trout fishing by tending net pens of trout to be released for anglers. The top net …
Thu., April 19, 2007
Volunteers provide net profit for anglers
Fishing at several waters in the Spokane region gets a boost from area citizens who maintain net pens to raise and release trout supplied by the Washington Department of Fish …