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Tribes at odds over fishing rights


It is a rare occasion when Washington tribes air their differences with the non-tribal community, and when it does happen, it usually is the result of an intricate and complicated issue. Presently, there is an ongoing dispute between the Suquamish and Tulalip tribes over fishing rights in Puget Sound. Reel News, a sport fishing publication, reported in its September edition the the Suquamish feel they have the right to fish the same Puget Sound waters the Tulalips fish. The Tulalips don’t think so and reportedly don’t want to share the wealth with another tribe.


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