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Workers repairing one of Cooke Aquaculture's net pens near Port Angeles.

Aquaculture operation releases 300,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound

On August 19th, Cooke Aquaculture’s net pens near Cypress Island reportedly released over 300,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound waters. The company’s statement blames “exceptionally high tides and currents coinciding with this week’s solar eclipse.” But the release occurred Saturday afternoon, when charts show that tides and currents were well within predictions. The eclipse… Continue Reading Aquaculture operation releases 300,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound

Honoring Polly Dyer

by Tom Putnam Puget Soundkeeper lost a good friend and founding member recently with the passing of Polly Dyer, a Northwest visionary who was responsible for many of the largest conservation achievements in Washington and in the United States. Much of Washington’s wilderness, including the Olympic National Park and the North Cascades National Park simply… Continue Reading Honoring Polly Dyer