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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Fishing
July 30, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Department of Fish and Wildlife culpable in loss of herring

I think that article about marine birds’ decline was right on ["Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast," Local News,July 24]. I’ve watched the herring disappear in the sound over the last 60 years. I’ve watched places like Port Susan get commercial fished by five trawling boats who went 24/7 for one year in the bay…

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February 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Dangers to salmon recovery: Loss of salmon habitat to blame, not gill-netting

Ron Judd used just about every stereotype and mischaracterization of treaty tribal salmon fisheries in his article that appeared in Pacific NW Magazine [“40 years after Boldt, the fight goes on over fewer and fewer fish,” Feb. 7]. All fisheries, including mark-selective sport fisheries, incidentally kill non-targeted species. We manage fisheries so that they…

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Comments | More in Fishing | Topics: Billy Frank Jr., Gill net, NW Indian Fisheries Commission