Thousands of farmed fish die in Port Angeles

WASHINGTON - Deadly ``brown tide&#39;&#39; swept through local waters last week, killing about 100,000 Atlantic salmon in the fish farm in Port Angeles Harbor before dispersing. </b> <br><br> The loss in Port Angeles and at a second fish farm was estimated in the millions of dollars by American Gold Seafoods General Manager John Bielka, <br><br> Despite the severity of the outbreak, Bielka said ``it could have been a lot worse.&#39;&#39; <br><br> With the brown tide -- caused by a single-celled, brown-colored organism called Heterosigma -- gone due to cooler temperatures and winds, operations are now nearly back to normal, Bielka said. <br><br> <i>Source: Peninsula Daily News</i>

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