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Entries from February 2009

Peale Passage Net Pens Transfer Video

February 25th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Peale Passage Netpens (Squaxin Island Tribe) Big thanks goes out to Emmett O’Connell, South Sound Information Officer for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for recording, producing and editing this video fo the Squaxin Island Tribe.

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Smithsonian Magazine features Squaxin Geoduck Fishery

February 25th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

In the March 2009 issue of Smithsonian Magazine, is a great article featuring Squaxin Geoduck Fishery aboard the Ichiban.   Geoducks: Happy as Clams by Craig Welch Smithsonian Magazine  

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Tags: Shellfish

Squaxin Net Pens – Coho Transfer Photos

February 20th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Above is just a snap shot of the 1.5 million coho that will be released in June 2009.  On average only 3 % of these released coho will return as adults in Fall of 2010.  That is approximately 45,000 adult coho available for harvest by Sport and Commercial fisheries in South Puget Sound. Pictures of […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Squaxin Tribe begins Transfer of Juvenile Coho to Net Pens

February 19th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

This week the Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources (SINR) and Washington State Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) started hauling the first batch of juvenile coho to the South Sound Net Pens (SSNP) located in Peale Passage.   SSNP is a co-managed facility by the SINR and WDFW that has released an average of 1.5 million coho smolt […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

How recreation will be impacted by the restoration of the Deschutes Estuary

February 4th, 2009 by jdickison · No Comments

Fishing chums in Kennedy Creek by oysters4me. This Thursday morning, CLAMP will discuss how the restoration of the Deschutes Estuary would impact recreation around where Capitol Lake is now. A draft chapter of our Alternatives Analysis outlines the options. It pretty basically says that certain docks would be high and dry during low tide and […]

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary · Salmon

Join the conversation about the future of the Deschutes Estuary

February 3rd, 2009 by jdickison · No Comments

Between now and June, a local committee charged with coming up with a recommendation of what to do with Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River Estuary (CLAMP) will come to a decision. If you’re interested in restoring the Deschutes Estuary, now is the time to start getting engaged. The City of Olympia is already talking […]

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary · Salmon

May 6th, 2009 South Sound Science Symposium

February 2nd, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

The Squaxin Island Tribe will host the next South Sound Science Symposium on May 6th at the Little Creek Casino and Resort.  It will build upon the highly successful event last year held at the Landmark Theater in Tacoma.  John Konovsky

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Tags: Events · South Sound Science 09

New Weather Station for Oakland Bay

February 2nd, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

The Natural Resources Department at the Squaxin Island Tribe has been a pioneer in the scientific investigation of water pollution in Oakland Bay.  One of our key findings is that windy conditions stir up bacteria laden sediment at the upper end of the bay and those bacteria can close down shellfish harvest. We have always […]

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Tags: habitat