The Puyallup Tribal News covered the recent monitoring work by the Puyallup tribal fisheries department:
Coho salmon are already using the 17 newly restored acres of the Puyallup Tribe’s Sha Dadx wetland project. The Tribe reconnected the old oxbow lake to the lower Puyallup River two years ago through a cooperative, interagency effort.
This summer the Tribe set up a two-way fyke net to count how many fish are coming and going.
“We found a lot of coho moving in and out of the reconnected wetland,” said Russ Ladley, resource protection manager for the Puyallup Tribe. “This is important because unlike other salmon species that move quickly from fresh to saltwater, coho stay for a year in freshwater.