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Tribe declares emergency as escaped farmed Atlantic salmon spread into local waters
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Lummi Nation on Thursday declared a state of emergency over the escape of up to 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into local waters. A net holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island gave way last Saturday, sending the fish out into the waters around the San Juans.