Hatchery ghosts! Tulalip ghost catchers to the rescue!

Smalma

Active Member
#32
It appears to be a tribal fishery why not contact the Tulalip tribes for an explanation or maybe NMFS and how that fishery is permitted.

Curt
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#33
the fact that it was permitted tells me everything i need to know about the federal government and how it operated locally.

give the tribes whatever they want so that we don't get sued...
 

Shad

Active Member
#34
with the high water they should do well, should be fish moving, wake up non native fishing is doomed !
I still haven't seen an official, published announcement of this fishery, and I'm not sure anyone else has either. Might well be another case of Facebook-driven hysteria, but I guess we'll see.

That said, to your point @bennysbuddy, if they keep fishing over Puget Sound wild steelhead, there won't be any native fishing for steelhead either. Tribal fisheries don't bother me that much... Except for in-river gillnetting that targets wild steelhead. Those fisheries suck.
 
#35
Posting BayWolf's response from PP.

"The Facts as described to me by
Robert Skoog Natural Resources Specialist I, Tulalip Tribe.
360-716-4627

This is essentially a subsistence fishery, that usually only a couple of guys at the most will participate in. It is opened so if a tribal member wants to go get a fish for dinner or so, he can. Few do, because of the weather and the difficulty in finding the fish. They are targeting the Reiter Pond hatchery fish. To date, they have caught 19 fish total. No one is fishing today. And they don't expect anyone to fish for the next few days. They had two native fish total so far.

The reason the announcement was listed as a commercial fishery is due to the regulation about the length of the fishery. Subsistence and Ceremonial fisheries are limited to a couple of days. They are not fishing for commercial sale. It's because of the length of the opening that it is listed that way.

Mr. Skoog was very polite and cordial in answering all my questions and invited me to post his contact information if any one else might like to speak to him. I would hope we reciprocate his civility with the like."
 

RichieRich

Active Member
#37
Posting BayWolf's response from PP.

"The Facts as described to me by
Robert Skoog Natural Resources Specialist I, Tulalip Tribe.
360-716-4627

This is essentially a subsistence fishery, that usually only a couple of guys at the most will participate in. It is opened so if a tribal member wants to go get a fish for dinner or so, he can. Few do, because of the weather and the difficulty in finding the fish. They are targeting the Reiter Pond hatchery fish. To date, they have caught 19 fish total. No one is fishing today. And they don't expect anyone to fish for the next few days. They had two native fish total so far.

The reason the announcement was listed as a commercial fishery is due to the regulation about the length of the fishery. Subsistence and Ceremonial fisheries are limited to a couple of days. They are not fishing for commercial sale. It's because of the length of the opening that it is listed that way.

Mr. Skoog was very polite and cordial in answering all my questions and invited me to post his contact information if any one else might like to speak to him. I would hope we reciprocate his civility with the like."
I smell a rat
 

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