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2018 House Bill 2957: Reducing escape of nonnative finfish from marine finfish aquaculture facilities
Introduced by Rep. Kristine Lytton (Anacortes) (D) on January 30, 2018
Referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on January 30, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Blake (Aberdeen) (D) on February 14, 2018
States the intent of the Legislature to phase out nonnative marine finfish aquaculture and to revisit the issue of marine finfish aquaculture once additional research becomes available. Prohibits the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from entering into a new lease, or renewing or extending an existing lease, where the use includes nonnative marine finfish aquaculture. Authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to permit activities associated with the use of marine net pens for nonnative marine finfish aquaculture only if such activities are performed in connection with a lease of state-owned aquatic lands in effect as of the effective date of the act.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2018
Received in the Senate on February 16, 2018
Referred to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee on February 16, 2018
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 23, 2018
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 23, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires all hatcheries be upgraded to use well water pumped from deep wells to eliminate disease risk. Requires all hatcheries to use ultraviolet sterilization.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on March 2, 2018
Removes intent section.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires departments to seek advice and technical assistance consultation and participation from nonnative net pen operators when continuing existing efforts to update guidance and informational resources.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on March 2, 2018
Changes the due date of the report in section 5 of the bill to December 1, 2018.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on March 2, 2018
Permits all marine fin fish operators to raise coho 10 salmon, regardless of designation as a public or private entity.
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 2, 2018
All net pen operators must complete a mooring analysis of all their current facilities by the end of 2018 based on current meter data and best practices.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires all net pen operations in state marine waters to adopt orca protection measures and report those measures to the department of fish and wildlife for review..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires all net pen operator employers who have a DNR aquatic lease to participate in a state apprenticeship program..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 2, 2018
Prohibits DNR from entering into new leases or renewing leases for Atlantic salmon net pen aquaculture.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 2, 2018
Prohibits relevant state agencies from entering into new leases, renewing current leases, and permitting all marine finfish net pen aquaculture operations in Washington state after the current leases expire.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 2, 2018
Offers a B&O tax credit and ALEA payment discount for net pen operators converting from farming Atlantic salmon or other nonnative species to native species.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that all fish produced in hatcheries and transferred to saltwater in Washington state must be vaccinated for certain diseases.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that, by December 31, 2018, all fish stock produced in the state must be produced from egg stocks that are certified as disease free.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that, by December 31, 2018, all net pens use nets free of anti-fouling compounds..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that all net pens be inspected by a third-party engineer.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that all net pen operators conduct dive inspections of net pens and removal of dead fish from net pens at least three times a week.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that all net pen operators prepare and submit to DFW updated inspection logs and procedures to ensure regular inspection of the net pens.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires net pen cage structures to be replaced every fifteen years at minimum.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires that all net pen nets be removed and transported upland between each generation for purposes of cleaning and repair.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on March 2, 2018
Requires any new or renewal of current state aquatic lands leases for the culture of Atlantic salmon or other nonnative finfish to require the cultivation of only single-sex populations of Atlantic salmon or nonnative finfish. Specifies that, after the expiration date of current aquatic lands leases, the department of ecology and the department of fish and wildlife (DFW) may permit Atlantic salmon or nonnative finfish aquaculture activities or operations only if single-sex populations of Atlantic salmon or nonnative finfish are used.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on March 2, 2018
Makes the bill a task force with recommendations required to the legislature by November 15, 2019.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2018
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 22, 2018

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