Chum salmon returns this year have been dismal in much of Puget Sound. “This season may be going...Read More
Tag: Salmon Management
The Upper Skagit Tribe is analyzing scale samples to determine the age of steelhead returning to the Skagit River. Unlike most species of salmon, steelhead can spawn repeatedly before they die. They mature at 2 or 3 years, and...Read More
Dec 20, 2007 | News
OLYMPIA (December 20, 2007) — The status quo isn’t always something to cheer about, but when it comes to securing federal funding for tribal natural resource management during tough budgetary times, the treaty Indian tribes in...Read More
Apr 20, 2007 | Being Frank
This year’s North of Falcon salmon management process, for the coast and Puget Sound, was tougher than it’s ever been.
North of Falcon is the key part of annual planning that brings state and tribal co-managers together with input from stakeholders to set fishing regulations north of the Oregon Coast cape of the same name.
As in years past, it was a give-and-take process of shaping fisheries to fit under the “impact lid” that helps us protect weak wild salmon stocks while, to the extent possible, harvesting abundant hatchery salmon. We are especially concerned about protecting Puget Sound chinook listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.Read More
Jan 10, 2007 | Being Frank
I was recently asked to sum up my aspirations for the new year in a single word. For me, the word is hope.
If I could give everyone a single gift, it would be hope, because it is the spawning ground of all worthy achievement and the source of light on our trail ahead. It is the primary source of human energy, and to be without it is worse than death.
I’m not referring to the trail our country has been on for the past six years—years of corporate self-indulgence at the expense of environmental investment. The achievements I speak of have nothing to do with drilling more oil wells or erecting taller buildings to further pad the wallets of the super rich.Read More
Oct 18, 2002 | Being Frank
October 18, 2002 Treaty Indian salmon fishermen are struggling. There’s no market for our product. We can’t compete with cheaper farmed Atlantic salmon, even though everyone knows that our Pacific salmon is better – better...Read More
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