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Even more bad news coming for South Puget Sound salmon returns

February 16th, 2016 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Even more bad news coming for South Puget Sound salmon returns

This year’s forecasts for coho coming back to the deep South Sound show the lasting impact of poor marine survival caused by the recent Pacific Blob, a large area of warm ocean water. For example, this coming year, only 1,800 coho that originated from the Squaxin Island Tribal net pens program are expected to return. […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Squaxin Chinook and Coho Fishery Update

October 19th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Chinook and Coho Fishery Update

Fishing has been under way for the past few months, with what looks like a fair Chinook season and an above average coho season.  As of October 15th, our 88 licensed Tribal fishers have harvested 4,375 Chinook and 48,748 Coho. Chinook and Coho Fish Management This year the Budd Inlet Chinook fishery yielded 4,375 fish, […]

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Squaxin NR Sample Coho Catch

September 14th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin NR Sample Coho Catch

  As the  2012 Squaxin coho fishery kicked off on Monday September 10th,  Squaxin Natural Resource staff starts commercial Coded Wire Tag (CWT) recovery sampling.  Using a specially designed wand to detect CWT’s, our Resource Technicians go through the commercially caught coho to recover the small tag that is implanted in to the snout of  roughly 2.5% of the […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon · Uncategorized

Monitoring Health and Growth of Net Pen Coho

April 12th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Monitoring Health and Growth of Net Pen Coho

Each month Squaxin NR staff takes samples of coho from the net pens to monitor growth progress and fish pathology.   We select pens that are representative of the stocks we have and then seine a random sample of these pens. All photos above taken by Sarah Zaniewski The sample is weighed and one hundred of them […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Squaxin Net Pen Coho Smolt Released

May 28th, 2010 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Net Pen Coho Smolt Released

Over the last couple of weeks Squaxin Island Natural Resources have released approximately 1.8 million coho smolt from the Net Pen facility located in Peale Passage.      “Our hope is these coho live a healthy life through out their journey   through the Puget Sound into the ocean and return back as 8 lbs adults for the […]

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Day House Photo Update May 26th

May 26th, 2010 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Day House Photo Update May 26th

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New Net Pen Day House Construction Underway

May 21st, 2010 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on New Net Pen Day House Construction Underway

Construction of the new day house for the net pens is underway.   The first step before building the house was to assemble the new pontoons that we purchased from Ferguson Plastics. Over the next couple of months we will update with pictures of the construction of the day house.

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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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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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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