Puyallup Tribal News: Chum Run

From the Puyallup Tribal News:

This year’s chum run looked a lot better than last year’s, according to Chris Phinney, Harvest Management Biologist for the Puyallup Tribe.

The numbers aren’t all in yet, but the amount of fish coming through the Puyallup River from Nov. 7 until now made for a successful fishing season, and a good outlook for the hatchery.

“Everything’s going good, people are fishing and making money,” Chris Phinney said. “And the hatchery should make its escapement, if everything goes the course.”

An escapement refers to the amount of salmon that come back into the hatchery to spawn. Meeting the Tribe’s escapement goal indicates the creation of about 2.5 million eggs, he said.