Tribal hatchery work impacts future of salmon

A new bi-weekly paper in North Snohomish County, the North County Outlook, reports on the hatchery relationship between the Tulalip Tribes and the state:

One hundred years ago members of the Tulalip Tribes paddled canoes up to the Skykomish Fish Hatchery on the Wallace River, bringing wild salmon eggs to the hatchery for fertilization, rearing and release into the Skykomish River.

Earlier this month the trip was repeated, this time in trucks and vans, but the scenario was reversed. Wild salmon eggs and sperm were harvested from the Wallace River facility, then transported back to Tulalip for fertilization and incubation.