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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…


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

January 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Native fishing rights: Partner with tribal leaders on the environment

In recognition of The Times’ editorial position in “An overdue apology for Native fishing activistsAnd gratitude for their legacy” [Opinion, Jan. 20], I couldn’t agree with you more: It is about time. Everyone who lives in the Puget Sound region owes tribal fishing-rights activists, past and present, appreciation for their…


0 Comments | More in Native Americans | Topics: Billy Frank Jr., Dennis M. Gawlik, fishing