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EPA challenged on fish consumption rate

By • Oct 14th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Magazine

Cross posted from Keep Seafood Clean.

A group of environmental groups and commercial fisherman (some of whom are our partners of the Keep Seafood Clean Coalition) filed a lawsuit on Friday to force the federal government to raise Washington State’s fish consumption rate.

You can find the actual complaint here.

Here’s a clip from the AP story:

The groups, including Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Columbia

In the magazine: Short window for intertidal geoduck dig

By • Jul 12th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, NWIFC Magazine

The Squaxin Island Tribe recently held an intertidal geoduck dig. Geoduck typically are harvested by divers who operate from boats. Intertidal geoduck harvests are uncommon, in part because they must happen within a short low-tide window.

“We have to work as the tide is going out so we can dig the clams before they’re covered back up,” said tribal member Bear Lewis. In 90 minutes, Lewis …

NWIFC Magazine: Coastal Tribes Meet in D.C. on Climate Change (and other stories)

By • Sep 27th, 2012 • Category: NWIFC Blog, NWIFC Magazine

We just posted up our most recent magazine, which includes articles on hatchery contributions made by tribes, the continuing restoration of the Elwha River and a roundup of the tribal Climate Change summit back east:

Climate change is occurring rapidly, creating an urgent need for the world to use the indigenous ways of adapting that have served ancient coastal cultures for thousands of years.

That was

NWIFC Magazine: Camas saved and planted in community garden

By • Apr 5th, 2011 • Category: NWIFC Blog, NWIFC Magazine

The new NWIFC Magazine is online and features a story about how the Nisqually Tribe rescued a rare and culturally important plant. From the Magazine:

Two hundred camas bulbs that were almost buried under a new road are now part of the Nisqually Tribe’s community garden.

“We  got  these  plants  out  just in time,” said Caitlin Krenn, the community    garden    coordinator.  A  work  party  of  

NWIFC Magazine: Glaciers, climate change and salmon

By • Mar 31st, 2010 • Category: NWIFC Blog, NWIFC Magazine

The new NWIFC News features a story about the concerns of the Quinault Indian Nation about shrinking glaciers that feed two major coastal rivers. From the magazine:

The glaciers that feed the Queets and Quinault rivers are just fractions of their size today from a few decades ago. As they recede, they threaten salmon stocks important to the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN).

“These glaciers once provided

NWIFC Magazine: Seabird Deaths Highlight Need for More Ocean Research

By • Jan 6th, 2010 • Category: NWIFC Blog, NWIFC Magazine

The new NWIFC Magazine features the efforts of coastal tribes to track harmful algea blooms in the Pacific Ocean and their impact on wildlife and fish stocks.

From the magazine:

In only the second incident of its kind reported in scientific journals on the West Coast, thousands of seabirds died on the Washington coast as the result of the effects of a harmful algae bloom.

NWIFC Magazine: Good management yields wild results

By • Oct 14th, 2009 • Category: NWIFC Blog, NWIFC Magazine

The new NWIFC Magazine features a round up of salmon management successes by the tribes which are yielding results for all fishermen.

From the management roundup:

While overall salmon populations continue to decline mostly because of lost and damaged habitat, 2009 was a bright year for many stocks. Indian and non-Indian fishermen enjoyed harvests in some areas for the first time in years. While the tribal

NWIFC Magazine: Hard Work Brings Results

By • Jul 9th, 2009 • Category: NWIFC Magazine

A look back on the 25 year history of tribal and state fisheries co-management is one of the featured stories in the newest NWIFC Magazine, which you can download as a pdf here: .

Lorraine Loomis, the Swinomish Tribe’s fisheries manager, has participated in every North of Falcon process since the 1980s and acts at the treaty tribes’ lead negotiator. From the article:

Cooperative co-management continues

NWIFC Magazine: Quinault leads the fight on fish disease

By • Apr 13th, 2009 • Category: NWIFC Magazine

The work by the Quinault Indian Nation to combat fish disease is one of the featured stories in the new NWIFC Magazine. You can download the entire magazine as a pdf file here: .

From the article:

Like humans, fish can carry pathogens that don’t kill them. Different strains of the same pathogen, however, can be lethal. That’s the problem confronting the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN)