December 12, 2022 USTFA

Commissioner Franz must explain her ‘political’ aquaculture decision

A broad range of American fisheries officials and scientists are calling for an inquiry into the sudden ban on commercial net pen aquaculture in Washington State.

Pressure is mounting onWashington Public Lands Commissioner, Hilary Franz, to explain her “political decision” to ban commercial net pen aquaculture in the state.

A broad range of US national, state, and species-specific trade associations, fisheries scientists, resource economists, and veterinary medicine professionals, have sent Franz a letter saying they are concerned at the lack of peer-reviewed science and historical data that would support the ban…

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