Washington State’s Clallam County Commissioners Add Interim Ban on Non-native Fish Farms

Atlantic salmon raised in new fish farms became even more unwelcome Monday in waters off Washington State’s Clallam County.

County commissioners at their work session Monday added another wall to keep companies from building new facilities that grow the salmon and other non-native species.  The interim ban, similar to Island County’s and in line with the direction state lawmakers are headed, will be imposed as part of a state-mandated update to the county shoreline development master program that commissioners’ Chairman Mark Ozias said he hopes will be completed by March 31.  Click on the following quote to access the full story.

“Exotic species of any variety is something that one has to take a good, close look at,” he said.  “They have the potential to harm the environment.”

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