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Please go fishing, Washington state says after farmed Atlantic salmon escape broken net

Cypress Island, Washington, United States

Thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon were accidentally released into the waters between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and officials are asking people to catch as many as possible. Tribal fishers, concerned about native salmon populations, call the accident “a devastation.”

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Allen Cooke, left, and Nathan Cultee emerge from the hold of the F/V Marathon after having separated out the 16 farm-raised Atlantic salmon they caught fishing off Point Williams. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)