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Coho Smolt in Sherwood Creek Watershed

April 29th, 2009 by Joseph Peters

Schumacher Creek Smolt Trap

Schumacher Creek Smolt Trap

From NWIFC Website:

A pair of smolt traps is helping the Squaxin Island Tribe get a better picture of natural salmon production in the Sherwood Creek watershed.

“The Sherwood watershed is one of the most complicated systems in the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing area,” said Joe Peters, fisheries management biologist for the Squaxin Island Tribe. Tribal biologists are unsure about how many coho are rearing annually in Schumacher Creek, a tributary to Sherwood Creek, which flows into Mason Lake.  Sherwood Creek flows…

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