Specimen Information

Salmo salar
Salmo salar
(Atlantic Salmon)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1418909
Common NameAtlantic Salmon
CountySan Juan
LocalitySan Juan Islands drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameSan Juan Islands
HUC8 Number17110003
Collection Day18
Collection Month9
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30623
Author:Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Title:Escaped Atlantic Salmon reported 250 KM north of collapsed fish farm
Publisher:Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
CommentsEscaped farmed Atlantic salmon have swum as far as 250 kilometres north of Washington state’s San Juan Islands, where they broke free from a ruptured pen last month containing an estimated 305,000 fish.
Record TypeLiterature
Number Released305000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/26/2021].

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