PMM Online News for Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor  
We have already covered in previous columns the sequence of blunders and misrepresentations by the State of Washington and Cooke Aquaculture following the net pen collapse at Cypress Island that disgorged 260,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into the fertile waters of Puget Sound. Now a report released by the Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) shows that the escaped Atlantic salmon were infected with a highly contagious and harmful virus.

In late July, Cooke Aquaculture reported to the state that there were concerns over “strong flood tides” but internal memos revealed that in reality the pens were decrepit and plagued with problems including fouled nets and weak mooring points. The company also reported internally about mooring failures… 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Story1Oakland Expects Higher Container Volumes
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Oakland expects to see an annual two percent increase in container volumes over the next five years, thanks to nearly $700 million in new money coming from outside investors…(Read full article)
Story2Shell Seeks Terminal Lease Renewal
By Karen Robes Meeks
San Pedro Bay stakeholders now have a chance to weigh in on the potential environmental impacts of a marine oil terminal operated by Shell Oil Company, which is seeking a new 30-year lease. ..(Read full article)
Story3Vancouver USA Introduces New Industrial Space
By Karen Robes Meeks

Regional and Port of Vancouver USA officials on Thursday welcomed the opening of the port’s Centennial Industrial Building… 
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Story4Lifetime Contribution Award
By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Los Angeles Trade Development Director Jim MacLellan will receive the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Stanley T. Olafson award at the 92nd annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on May 4… 
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Story4Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award
The 2018 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for this year’s award. The recipients will be announced at the Seattle Propeller Club’s Maritime Festival breakfast to be held at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott on May 18… (Read full article)

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