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Entries from September 2008

Squaxin Island Tribe Studies Pocket Estuaries

September 17th, 2008 by bbougher · No Comments

The tribe is looking for places where salmon and other fish live in the saltwater: The Squaxin Island Tribe is studying tiny pocket estuaries in deep South Sound to find out how important they are to endangered juvenile chinook salmon. The research is being funded by the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board. “Anywhere a small […]

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Tags: habitat

Squaxin NR Staff Speaks to Stream Team Salmon Stewards

September 12th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

On the evening of Thursday September 11th, Squaxin Natural Resources staff spoke at an Advanced Salmon Stewards Training.  Each year Thurston County Stream Team recruits volunteers to be trained as Salmon Stewards and stand at the 5th Ave Bridge/Tumwater Falls to answer questions from the general public about the returning adult fall Chinook. The training […]

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Tags: Events · Salmon

Squaxin Coho Fishery is Underway

September 11th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Wednesday, September 10th marked the begining of the Squaxin coho fishery.   Coho were reported to be jumping all around Peale Passage Wednesday morning.    Individual catches ranged from 100lbs to 1500lbs on opening day.   Price for coho is ranging from $1.50 to $1.80 a pound with signs that it will increase as the season starts to […]

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Tags: Salmon

Tumwater Falls Hatchery Chinook Update

September 5th, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Fall Chinook have begun to arrive at the Tumwater Falls Hatchery.   Washington Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) post weekly  In-Season Hatchery Escapement Reports online through out the year.  Current year escapement updates are available along with past years reports. Snapshot of a WDFW In-Season Hatchery Escapement Report: As of Wednesday September 3rd, Tumwater Falls Hatchery has […]

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Tags: Salmon