Cooke Aquaculture’s escaped farmed salmon a major concern, says Opposition critic – Number of escapees estimated to be better than 50,000

Liberal fisheries critic Jim Bennett says a recent incident of Cooke Aquaculture’s farmed salmon escaping from into Hermitage Bay compounds concern over an earlier escape on the Garnish River. Bennett said in a news release, he’s been informed that the number is closer to 50,000 rather than the reported 20,000. [email protected]  16:36