Sunday, August 27, 2017

8-27-17 ALARM!-Atlantic Farmed Salmon Disaster-More Info on Action

Some of you may have seen this.  I added articles as they were published into Sept. 1...I won't post them all, as there will likely be many more in the weeks ahead.  I hope this disaster wakes people of the state up about the plight of the eco-system - a plight that affects everyone.

The Southern Resident Killer Whales are listed on the endangered species list, yet the 'recovery' as is not more studies please. It's time to stop turning a blind eye.

Added another article:  August 25 late in day....scroll down to it.
Another article added:  August 26 late in day...scroll down...
Another article added:  9-1...scroll down...
added:  website of DNR that will be posting updated info 
posting links to articles about what has occurred with the destruction of open net pens IN OUR WATERS - Tide Pt., Cypress Island, Rosario Strait area:

August 22nd:
Atlantic Farmed salmon escape broken net

...they tried to blame it on the solar eclipse - Wrong!

...information from Our Sound, Our Salmon kept people informed on that first day:  'A Timeline of What We Know
Over the weekend, a large escapement of Atlantic salmon occurred off of Cypress Island. The escapement of non-native Atlantic salmon poses a massive threat to native wild fish in the Northwest.

Here are the facts of the event so far.
Back on July 27th, one of three fish farms at Deepwater Bay off of Cypress Island broke free from its anchor and needed emergency teams to fix the damage. There were no escapes but the cause of the damage was due to high current and tidal movement, as reported by the industry.

Now, less than a month later, tides and currents are the supposed cause of more damage to a net pen at the same location. A reported 305,000 Atlantic salmon have escaped from one of the pens, an escapement that threatens the integrity of the Puget Sound ecosystem.

In the media, larger than normal tides due to the solar eclipse have taken the blame for damages to the net pen. While we remain open to the possibility, we are skeptical about this diagnosis. A preliminary review of historic tidal data reveals that this location has experienced higher tidal levels in the past without reports of damage. We are working with state agencies and the media to gain more information on this topic.

Washington State sites net pen operations in areas of high tidal movement to manage the impacts of waste on benthic sediments. Net pen facilities are expected to withstand high tidal movement for this reason.

Regardless of the cause, we are shocked and disheartened by this failure to protect our marine environment, and are deeply concerned about the negative consequences this escapement may impart on wild fish and marine mammals.
If you’re as outraged as we are, we invite you to join our Flotilla protesting

 August 24

Seattle Times:  Spill of farmed Atlantic salmon near the San Juans much bigger than first expected.

August 24 - late in day

Farmed Salmon heading to every river in Puget Sound

Read and make your decision about signing the petition.
or here is the link:

The destruction of the Salish Sea must stop!

The last article is horrifying to learn as to where the escaped Atlantic farmed salmon have already been seen.

Late in day on August 25
Wild Salmon Advocates File Notice of Intent to Sue  and also in the article about how far those Atlantic farmed salmon have gone now.

August 26 

September 1
Atlantic Salmon Farm Was on It's Last Legs... 

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