Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Sport fishermen protest 'broken' program as tribe gillnets chinook


LA CONNER, Skagit County — Sport anglers gathered here Wednesday to protest a tribal spring chinook fishery that is opening even as an unprecedented impasse in annual harvest negotiations prevents recreational salmon fishing in Puget Sound.

Some 20 fishermen turned out for the demonstration to vent their frustration with the two-day Swinomish tribal fishery that uses gill nets to catch hatchery and wild spring chinook.


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