Specimen Information

Salmo salar
Salmo salar
(Atlantic Salmon)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1418493
GroupFishes
GenusSalmo
Speciessalar
Common NameAtlantic Salmon
StateWA
CountySkagit
LocalityCypress Island in Puget Sound
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameStrait of Georgia
HUC8 Number17110002
HUC10 NamePadilla Bay-Strait of Georgia
HUC10 Number1711000205
HUC12 NamePadilla Bay-Strait of Georgia
HUC12 Number171100020500
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month8
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30470
Author:Akst, J
Date:2017
Title:More than 300,000 Atlantic Salmon spill into Pacific
Publisher:The Scientist
Reference 2
Ref. Number:30471
Author:Hager, M
Date:2017
Title:Atlantic salmon escape U.S. fish farm near B.C. waters
Publisher:The Globe and Mail
CommentsRelease of some 305,000 10-pound Atlantic salmon from Cooke Aquaculture fish farm
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineBrackish
Number Released305000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/24/2020].

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