John Ryan, KUOW - Seattle

John Ryan, KUOW - Seattle

After 3 decades, Washington state bans Atlantic salmon farms

Atlantic salmon farming has been banned from Washington state waters after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the restrictions on nonnative fish farms into law last week in Olympia.

Why don’t you see people-sized salmon anymore?

While the orcas of Puget Sound are sliding toward extinction, orcas farther north have been expanding their numbers. Their burgeoning hunger for big fish may be causing the killer whales’ main prey, chinook salmon, to shrink up and down the West Coast. Listen now

That Atlantic salmon farm was on its last legs — and Washington state knew it

More information is coming to light about the failure of a fish farm operation in Puget Sound that led to the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon. Listen now