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State kills Atlantic salmon farming in Washington

Atlantic salmon net-pen farming will be phased out in Washington by 2025 under legislation passed by the state Senate on Friday after a tough floor fight and fancy parliamentary footwork. With at least six lobbyists in a last-minute campaign, Cooke Aquaculture Pacific worked hard until the last vote Friday to keep its Atlantic salmon net-pen industry alive in Washington. But in the end the bill, which was buried under a blizzard of amendments, each one defeated, passed on a vote of 31-16. Lawmakers steamrollered through amendments by opponents,,, >click to read<15:51

Fish markets in San Diego: ‘There is a public demand’

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to have lobbyists work on state legislators to get them to amend rules that would make it easier for a permanent open-air seafood market to flourish in San Diego. The Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, which opened in August, sold an average of 1.1 tons of fresh seafood each week, worth about $15,000. Supervisor Greg Cox said the market had been “wildly successful” and averaged about 350 visitors each Saturday. Read the rest here 18:09