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Entries from October 2009

State adopts the name “Salish Sea”

October 30th, 2009 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on State adopts the name “Salish Sea”

The Washington State Board on Geographic Names met on Oct. 30 and gave formal approval to the term “Salish Sea” as an umbrella name for Puget Sound, Hood Canal, Admiralty Inlet,  Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Strait of Georgia.  Its formal adoption by the state helps solidify the Squaxin view that the Tribe occupies […]

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Adult Spawner Surveys and Cranberry Creek Trap

October 21st, 2009 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Adult Spawner Surveys and Cranberry Creek Trap

It’s that time of year again when Squaxin NR staff puts on the chest wadders and walk  a number of streams in the the South Puget Sound area counting the returning Chum and Coho salmon.    We are  in the streams 3 to 4 days out of the week count chum and hopefully finding some Coho […]

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Tags: Salmon

Squaxin Island Tribe restricts coho fishing to protect chum

October 19th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Island Tribe restricts coho fishing to protect chum

This year the Squaxin Island Tribe closed the  Arcadia Pt. area in Pickering Passage during  its Treaty coho fishery to protect wild chum salmon.   The area is well know by Tribal fishermen as a great place to intercept chum salmon as they begin to return to Totten and Hammersley Inlet streams. In 2008 an unusually […]

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Tags: Salmon

Choice High School Students pick up garbage in upper Oakland Bay

October 15th, 2009 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Choice High School Students pick up garbage in upper Oakland Bay

October 15th was one of two days this year that the shellfish industry picked up garbage on beaches in South Sound. Four Choice High School students and their leader, John Johnson pitched in to clean up debris on the Twin River Ranch tidal marshland at the head of Oakland Bay. In the phot0, Michael Hooton […]

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Tags: water mitigation

Attend the annual Oakland Bay Open House on Oct. 20th

October 14th, 2009 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Attend the annual Oakland Bay Open House on Oct. 20th

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Tags: Water Quality

Squaxin Island Tribe NR Staff Sample Coho Commercial Fishery

October 12th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Island Tribe NR Staff Sample Coho Commercial Fishery

Video of  Squaxin Island Tribe Fish Techs Danny Snyder and Bear Lewis sampling the Tribes coho commercial fishery. Commercial sampling video Video recorded and provided by Emmett O’Connell, South Sound Information and Education Officer, NWIFC.

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Tags: Salmon