Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits and with limited public input. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Problems for a little fish and Chesapeake Bay just got a lot bigger: Cooke Aquaculture is after you.

Vertical integration: Good for profits, 
bad for Menhaden and Chesapeake Bay.

Cooke Aquaculture - coming after 
a forage fish near you with 
ships bigger and better than ever.

Dust to Dust
150 tons of fish, much reduced to pellets...
...with much fed to salmon in net pens...
.
..with just the right amount of coloring added...
...to make them look like real fish.

One of two new ships built,
bigger and faster...
...to harvest Menhaden to support farmed salmon.

Menhaden - The filter feeders 
of Chesapeake Bay filtering...
...or running from Cooke Aquaculture?

Where Omega Protein's 
sets for Menhaden are taking place (2011).
Is it any wonder Chesapeake Bay
has an overabundance of plankton
when its most prolific filter feeders
are being stripped from it? 

Problems for a little fish and Chesapeake Bay
are now a lot bigger - just to feed farmed salmon. 



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