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Cooke Aquaculture initially blamed high tides from the approaching eclipse as a reason why the net pens failed. But that theory was debunked by scientists.
The initial reports said 4,000 to 5,000 of the fish at Cooke Aquaculture Pacific's farm off Cypress Island had escaped following damage to net pens.
A huge spill of Atlantic salmon from a fish farm has environmentalists concerned, calling them an invasive species. Meanwhile, wildlife officials are urging fishers to go catch them.
It is the ultimate in "farm to table" dining because the farm is often right next to the table!
Four states say that the U.S. Interior Department's reversal of the Obama administration's moratorium on the federal coal leasing program was done without a review on whether it would be good for the environment or for taxpayers.