In this Aug. 28, 2017 photo, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed “net pen” used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, file)

In this Aug. 28, 2017 photo, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed “net pen” used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, file)

Cooke Aquaculture to pay $2.75M over net-pen collapse

In 2017, more than 260,000 nonnative Atlantic salmon escaped near Cypress Island.

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