Colville Tribes seek to remove hatchery-bred salmon from river

The Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation of Washington are trying to remove hatchery salmon from the Columbia River basin.

Some fish from the Chief Joseph Hatchery are ending up in the river. Removing them should help restore runs from naturally-spawned salmon.

Tribal members set up nets in the Similkameen River to catch the hatchery salmon.

The Nisqually Tribe, also in Washington, has installed a weir to catch hatchery salmon that have made it to the Nisqually River. The weir acts like a fence.

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Colvilles set up nets to fish the Similkameen (The Wenatchee World 10/2)

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