The Puyallup Tribal News covered this year’s elders fishery:

For the second year, Puyallup Tribal elders were given the first crack at the fishing season.

Because of lower returns over the years, many local tribes, including Puyallup, have severely cut down on days tribal members are allowed to fish in order to help re-generate the larger salmon returns tribal members remember from decades ago.

“I remember when we fished all year round,” said Herman Dillon, Jr., tribal elder and fisheries program coordinator. “We were out on the boat every day.”

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