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Columbia River tribes see strong salmon runs

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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003

Tribal fishermen on the Columbia River are seeing the best chinook salmon run in nearly 40 years.

About 120,000 are expected to swim upriver, and tribes are allowed to catch up to 6,000. The plentiful numbers allow fishermen to sell the chinook to non-Indians.

The tribes with treaty rights on the river are the Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Nez Perce.

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Indian tribes reap a windfall from best summer chinook sales in 38 years (AP 7/17)

Relevant Links:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission - http://www.critfc.org

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