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Week 43 South Sound Chum Test Fishery Update

October 24th, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Week 43 South Sound Chum Test Fishery Update

Just a quick summary on the WK43 test fishery info: South Sound chum test fishing at Apple Cove Point improved this week. Yesterdays test fishery caught a total of 3,456 chum in five sets (plus 51 coho and 15 immature Chinook). Heavy fog all day prevented them from completing the usual six sets. Tides were […]

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Week 42-Apple Tree Cove Chum Test Fishery Update

October 22nd, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Week 42-Apple Tree Cove Chum Test Fishery Update

During the chum salmon season Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) conducts the Apple Tree Cove Chum test fishery in Area 10 (Near Kingston, Washington), weekly for four weeks. This test fishery has been on going for over 30 years. In this test fishery the catches are used to update the inseason Puget Sound Fall Chum […]

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Restoring Mission Creek At Priest Point Park

June 25th, 2013 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Restoring Mission Creek At Priest Point Park

ThurstonTalk http://www.thurstontalk.com published a piece on a proposed restoration project in lower Budd Inlet.  As the article points out, cooperative projects that involve multiple agencies will be necessary to achieve recovery in Puget Sound. By SarahJoy Smith Priest Point Park is an oasis right at the edge of Olympia. The park is 341 acres in […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

Squaxin Island 2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations

June 21st, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Island 2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations

On June 13th, 2013, Squaxin Island Tribal Council approved the 2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations.   These annual regulations consist of the:  2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations of The Squaxin Island Tribe with 2013 Fall Chinook Net Fishing Reglations (AR-13-01)   2103/2014 Coho and Chum Commercial Net Regulations of The Squaxin Island Tribe (AR-13-02)   […]

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Squaxin Chum Management

November 21st, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Chum Management

Chum salmon fisheries are well in progress and as of November 11, the Squaxin Island Tribe fishermen have harvested approximately 25, 136 chum at a value of $133,853. This year’s chum catch is predicted to be just below the ten year average harvest by our Squaxin fishermen.   Our chum fisheries target healthy South Puget […]

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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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Tags: netpens · Salmon

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

Finding low summer flows on the Deschutes

June 8th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Finding low summer flows on the Deschutes

The Squaxin Island Tribe is conducting a season long study to find out when the Deschutes’ flows get low: In order to establish how much water salmon need to survive during the summer months, the Squaxin Island Tribe is starting a lengthy examination of streamflow in the Deschutes River. “We want to look at the […]

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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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Squaxin Smolt Trapping Underway

April 12th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Smolt Trapping Underway

  Squaxin Island Tribe is entering the thirteenth year of monitoring downstream outmigration of Oncorhynchus kisutch smolts (coho salmon smolts) by using weirs, rotary screw traps and mark/recapture methodology.   The enumeration  data of outmigrating smolts is used to estimate natural coho salmon production and for forecasting returning adults for South Puget Sound. Squaxin will install […]

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