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Klamath Basin tribes head to Scotland to fight for fish


Representatives of the Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa and Klamath tribes are in Scotland to make their case for salmon they have depended on for centuries.

The tribes are located in the Klamath Basin of northern California and southern Oregon. They say salmon runs have dwindled as a result of six dams in the basin. They have called for fish ladders and the removal of the largest dam in order to allow the fish to spawn.

The dams are run by a subsidiary of ScottishPower, which is holding its annual shareholder meeting on July 23. The tribes want shareholders to hear their concerns first-hand.

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