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Last summer Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, wrote an opinion piece about the Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative. He explained that the tribes are fighting to save salmon and their treaty rights: Salmon recovery is failing in Western Washington. It’s failing because the federal and state governments are allowing habitat […]
Casey Allen, a member of the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe, talks about what he’s losing as his treaty rights erode.
One of the most common myths in the salmon recovery debate is that “if we just stop fishing, salmon will come back.” That assumption ignores what is really driving the decline of salmon and the reason we’ve failed so far at recovering them. What the graphs below show is a historic trend of decreased impact on one […]
Ed Johnstone is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation. Here he talks about what he is losing as natural resources disappear.
Doreen Maloney, a member of the Upper Skagit Tribe, talks about what her tribe is losing as salmon and treaty rights disappear.
Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, talks about how the decline of salmon and salmon habitat are putting the tribes’ treaty rights at risk:
Damage to habitat quality and quantity: Has led to low catches not seen since the tribal treaty right to harvest salmon was reaffirmed in the Boldt Decision: Additional Resources A Qualitative Assessment of Implementation of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, (Judge Report), NMFS, 2011 Regulating Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound from Puget Sound […]