John Mahan, hatchery manager for the Quileute Tribe, releases a Sol Duc River summer chinook into circular tanks as part of the tribe’s chinook broodstocking program. See page 10 for story. D. PrestonThe new NWIFC Magazine features a round up of salmon management successes by the tribes which are yielding results for all fishermen.

From the management roundup:

While overall salmon populations continue to decline mostly because of lost and damaged habitat, 2009 was a bright year for many stocks. Indian and non-Indian fishermen enjoyed harvests in some areas for the first time in years. While the tribal and state co-managers work hard every day to minimize impacts to wild salmon stocks from harvest and hatchery practices, salmon recovery will ultimately be successful only with a strong commitment to protecting and restoring salmon habitat.

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