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Protest Seeks Shutdown of Salmon Farms In Washington State

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On Saturday, activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest in the Pacific Ocean''s Puget Sound, over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon.The protests seeks to shut down farms that raise the non-native salmon in underwater pens. Last month, a pen operated by Cooke Aquaculture accidentally allowed salmon to escape after one of their pens was found damaged. This has raised fears the raised salmon would compete with wild fish for food, prey on the young, and expose them to disease.

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