It's Now Official...No More Open Water Atlantic Salmon Net Pens!

Here's how we did it!

Governor Inslee has signed an Atlantic salmon net pen phase out bill into law. 

 Governor Jay Inslee signs HB 2957 into law. Our Sound, Our Salmon is well spoken for behind him, with representatives from coalition members standing by in support.

Governor Jay Inslee signs HB 2957 into law. Our Sound, Our Salmon is well spoken for behind him, with representatives from coalition members standing by in support.

On March 22nd, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed HB2957 into law, an act that will effectively ban the practice of open-water Atlantic salmon aquaculture in the state of Washington. The Governor’s signature comes on the heels of bi-partisan support in the state legislature, passing the House by a vote of 67-31 and the Senate by a vote of 31-16. 

The Our Sound, Our Salmon coalition sincerely thanks Governor Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for their bold and prudent efforts to protect Washington’s public waters from the threat posed by Atlantic salmon net pens, an industry that has been allowed to recklessly endanger the ecological health of Puget Sound for far too long.