Tag: Puyallup River

Future of Voights Creek unclear in state budget

From Joe Turner at the News Tribune: Reader points out to me that the no fish hatcheries will close is misleading too. The budget says (on Page 397): “During the 2007-09 biennium, the department shall not make a permanent...

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Sport fishermen benefit from short tribal fishery

Sharp cuts in fishing by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians this year will allow sport fishermen to start fishing for chinook on the Puyallup River two weeks early.

“The tribe is going to be off the water more this year to reduce impacts on returning chinook, and this gave more opportunity for sport fishermen,” said Chris Phinney, the tribe’s salmon fisheries management biologist. The cuts by the tribe were agreed to last spring during the tribal and state salmon fisheries management process.

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Tacoma News Tribune: System spawns success

The TNT this morning had a great article on the Puyallup Tribe’s adult coho planting project. The gist of the program is that they take surplus adult spawners for a hatchery and release them in the upper Puyallup River...

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