Skokomish Tribe helps save canal from fish dumping

Tribal fisherman will no longer dump decaying, oxygen-robbing chum salmon carcasses into the Hood Canal under a plan involving the Skokomish Tribe of Washington.

Tribal fishermen usually take the salmon, strip the eggs for sale and throw the fish back into the river. The practice has contributed to poor living conditions for marine life.

So instead of dumping the carcasses, the fishermen will keep them for the tribe. A seafood company will then buy the fish from the tribe to make other products.

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Tribe, feds try to breathe more life into Hood Canal (The Olympian 9/17)
Salmon plan may help fix oxygen problem (The Bremerton Sun 9/17)
Plans for Hood Canal salmon egg harvest altered (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/17)