The latest Northwest Treaty Tribes magazine features a roundup of how tribal shellfish enhancement efforts are supporting tribal economies, even in the face of climate change.
From the magazine:
The Squaxin Island Tribe recently purchased 15 acres of tidelands, further stabilizing its shellfish-based economy.
“These new tidelands and aquaculture infrastructure will give us more options in terms of how we enhance tidelands for the benefit of tribal harvesters,” said Tyler Johns, the tribe’s shellfish operations manager. The tidelands are part of a larger shellfish operation that also includes a shellfish nursery and an algae greenhouse