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Entries from August 2008

Shellfish Enhancement Off To A Great Start!

August 29th, 2008 by rbrown · No Comments

Shellfish enhancement began on Squaxin Island on August 28th, with Manila clam seed being spread on one of our island beaches.  With the recent addition of a new position to lead the enhancement portion of the Shellfish Department, this seeding event  was a successful start for new beach manager Daniel Kuntz.  This enhancement program is […]

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Chinook are showing at 5th Ave Bridge!

August 25th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Chinook have started to show up at the 5th Ave bridge in downtown Olympia. The Oly community is starting to flock to the site to watch the annual return of Fall Chinook. They are jumping around in Capitol Lake. Check out a story by Chester Allen from The Daily Olympian. Nice pictures of Harbor Seals […]

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Tags: Salmon

Pictures from: 2008 2nd Annual Squaxin NR Summer Youth fishing trip!

August 18th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

On Friday August 15, Squaxin Natural Resources took our summer youth on a fishing trip. This was the second year that we have taken our summer youth out fishing to thank them for their hard work over the summer. It was a beautiful day, even JD made the trip out for a couple of hours! […]

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Bacteria in Oakland Bay

August 12th, 2008 by jkonovsky · No Comments

Squaxin continues to investigate sources of bacteria in Oakland Bay.  Recently Tribal scientists, county staff and conservation district staff converged on a small tributary stream with high levels of bacteria.  We divided the stream into segments and collected two water samples at the downstream end of each segment.  The results will be available in a week […]

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Tags: Water Quality

Deschutes sediment still hurting coho

August 5th, 2008 by admin · No Comments

A press release went out this afternoon, highlighting a recent study by the tribe on sediment in the Deschutes River: A nearly 20 year old landslide is still hurting salmon according to a recently completed analysis of sediment in the Deschutes River by the Squaxin Island Tribe. “The sediment from that landslide is still working […]

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Tags: Salmon · Water Quality

Fishing Season is here!

August 5th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Its that time of year again. The Squaxin Island Fishing Season is underway. In the past week we have had four to five fishermen out fishing Budd Inlet, Case Inlet,Dana, Pickering, and Peale Passages. Carr Inlet opened on August 1st. Reports are that fishermen have been doing well in Carr Inlet. Budd Inlet is starting […]

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Tags: Salmon

Reports that Lummi Fishermen catching slime, not sockeye this summer.

August 5th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Reports from our Lummi neighbors up north that they are encountering large amounts of brown slime attributed to a plankton bloom than catching sockeye in nets.    The plankton bloom seems to be impacting the harvest significantly.   The Olympian . Gill net fishermen catch their quarry in long, floating curtains of monofilament that don’t work if […]

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Tags: Salmon

Shellfish Surveys on Private Tidelands

August 5th, 2008 by esparkman · No Comments

The Squaxin Island Tribe’s Shellfish Department conducted shellfish population surveys on 20 parcels in Hammersley Inlet from June 20th to July 20th 2008.   The surveys focused on naturally occurring beds of Manila clams found in an area that was recently upgraded to “Approved” status for the harvest of commercial shellfish by the Washington State Department of Health.  Once that […]

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