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Video: NWIFC/WDFW South Sound chum salmon test fishery

By • Nov 13th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

For more than 30 years, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have been conducting a test fishery near Kingston, WA for chum salmon. The purpose is to give fisheries managers an idea of the size of the run that is headed for South Sound.

The fishery takes place over a course of up to six weeks in October and November, …



Video: Jamestown S’Klallam, landowner improve salmon habitat with bridge

By • Nov 12th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe worked with a local landowner in Sequim, WA to remove a 600-foot long roadway and two culverts and replace them with a bridge in Washington Harbor.

The roadway and culverts were blocking tidal flow from flooding 37 acres of an estuary that was prime habitat for salmon. The results of the work, taking place from spring through early fall, were immediate, as …



Video: Tribes survey Nooksack herd using elk scat

By • Oct 14th, 2013 • Category: News, Video

Wildlife biologists from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes are using elk scat to estimate the population of the Nooksack herd in the Acme, Wash., area.

Tribal biologists partnered with Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment to collect DNA from the intestinal mucus coating the scat.

“This is a non-invasive method that does not require collaring animals or helicopter time to survey them,” said Stillaguamish …



Video: Nisqually Tribe tracking historic pink run

By • Sep 17th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

Pink salmon are flooding into the Nisqually River. The Nisqually Indian Tribe is counting every single one of them.

Nisqually Tribe tracking historic pink run from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.



Video: Nisqually geoduck surveys

By • Sep 4th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

Here’s another look at the Nisqually Tribe’s natural resources office work with personally mounted cameras.  This time, you’re heading underwater during a geoduck population survey.

Nisqually Tribe geoduck surveys from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.



Video: Nisqually Tribe steelhead surveys

By • Aug 22nd, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

The Nisqually Tribe’s natural resources office has been recording their activities over the last few weeks using personally mounted cameras. Here’s your first look, this time at steelhead surveys.

Nisqually Indian Tribe Steelhead Surveys from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.



Video: Treaty tribes honor first salmon, bless fishermen

By • Aug 5th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

In the Pacific Northwest, many treaty Indian tribes hold First Salmon Ceremonies and Blessings of the Fleet to honor the salmon that sustain them, and protect the fishermen who procure it. This video shows some of the traditions practiced by the Swinomish, Lummi, Upper Skagit, Tulalip and Stillaguamish tribes.

First Salmon Ceremonies and Blessings of the Fleet from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.



Video: Upper Skagit youth learn traditional cedar gathering

By • Aug 1st, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

Elders and tribal leaders from the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe teach a group of children in the summer youth enrichment program to gather cedar and prepare it for use in traditional crafts such as headbands and baskets.

Upper Skagit Tribe youth gather cedar from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.



New Video: Putting in the Nisqually River weir

By • Jul 19th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video

Pulling a several ton weir into the Nisqually River is a big job. It takes a few days.

Nisqually River weir deployment from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.

The weir will be used by the Nisqually Indian Tribe later this summer to sort and count salmon as they migrate up the Nisqually River.



Video: One-minute glimpse into 24-hour crab fishery

By • Jul 16th, 2013 • Category: NWIFC Blog, Video