Atlantic salmon

Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

The plan would take decades to fully implement, and it focuses on strategies such as removals of dams, installations of fish passages and increasing the number of salmon that survive in the ocean. It states that the estimated cost is about $24 million per year, not including money federal departments already spend on salmon recovery work.

Massive fish escape over summer prompts cancellation of salmon farm lease

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)SEATTLE — Washington state officials have canceled an Atlantic salmon farm lease belonging to a company that also operates another salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult fish escaped into the Puget Sound last summer. Public Lands State Commissioner Hilary Franz says the decision is final with no room for negotiation, The Seattle Times reported in…

Wisconsin enterprise combines indoor fish farm, greenhouse

NORTHFIELD, Wis. — A new fish farm and greenhouse operation in western Wisconsin is trying to change the seafood industry with its indoor aqua-hydroponics system. Fish farm-greenhouse enterprise Superior Fresh in Northfield opened its indoor Atlantic salmon farm Thursday, The Leader-Telegram reported. The one-acre fish farm can produce up to 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon and 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout each year. The nutrient-rich…