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Effect of Makah Nation's large fishing take unknown

The state of Washington says its too early to tell whether the Makah Nation's recent large catch of salmon will have an effect on the fishery.

Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) is asking state officials to explain how the tribe was able to take 20,000 chinook salmon. The tribe was previously expected to catch a much smaller number of fish.

The tribe didn't break any laws, the state says, and the forecasts for the upcoming fishing season are strong.

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State's initial forecast indicates strong opportunities in ocean and freshwater areas despite Makah fishing (The Peninsula Daily News 3/2)

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