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Tag Archives: Sustainable Farms

Washington State squares off at the Supreme Court with tribes, feds over culvert removal

Excerpt: Tomorrow morning, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that concerns treaty-granted tribal fishing rights and barriers to the exercise of those treaty rights... specifically, culverts that impede salmon from spawning in Northwest streams and rivers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Victory! Legislature sends Governor Inslee bill banning invasive fish farms from our waters

Excerpt: A bill that would phase out the farming of invasive, nonnative fish in Washington's waters and entirely prohibit it in the future has left the Legislature tonight and is on its way to Governor Inslee following a successful vote in the Senate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Victory! State Senate passes bill to ban invasive fish net pens in Washington waters

Excerpt: The Washington State Senate has passed a bill that will safeguard our waters and aquatic lands for future generations. Sponsored by Kevin Ranker, 2SSB 6086 would prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from signing or renewing any leases that would allow the farming of invasive, nonnative Atlantic salmon.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “The Breach” sounds the alarm about threats to our wild salmon

Excerpt: Read NPI's impressions of Mark Titus' 2015 film, which explains why wild salmon are disappearing from the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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Washington State must protect its waters and native salmon by banishing fish farms

Excerpt: NPI believes that we must act as a state to protect our salmon and our heritage from further destruction. We need more than a moratorium on fish farms in our waters: we need to follow Alaska's example and institute a total ban.
Written by:Diane Jones
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Department of Ecology, oyster growers cancel plans to spray neurotoxin in Willapa Bay

Excerpt: Hallelujah! Via a news release sent by the Department of Ecology: Following discussions over the weekend, the Department of Ecology and the Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association (WGHOGA) have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit for use of imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp. “One of our agency’s goals is to reduce toxics in our […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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