Puyallup Tribal News: Elders to fish first

Puyallup Tribal News:

A special fishing season for tribal elders takes place next month. From June 10 to June 13, the river will be open for elders to fish for ceremonial and subsistence use from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Chris Phinney, harvest management biologist for the Puyallup Tribe’s Fisheries/Hatchery Department, explained the rules in place. This special fishing season is open only to Puyallup Tribal members aged 50 and older. There will be no helpers allowed and no exceptions to the rules, he said. “They have to be tribal elders to be on the river.”