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Canadian Salmon Co. Threatens NAFTA Arbitration Over Ban

Law360 (February 21, 2018, 8:56 PM EST) -- A Canadian aquaculture company embroiled in controversy after it accidentally released as many as 263,000 Atlantic salmon into the waters off Washington state threatened Tuesday to file a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement if a proposed Atlantic salmon farming ban is enacted.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. urged state lawmakers to nix legislation that was passed earlier this month by Washington's House of Representatives, which would phase out so-called "non-native marine finfish aquaculture." The measure was put forward after the Aug. 19 collapse of one...
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