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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction (May 7, 2018)

A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.


Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up (July 7, 2016)

The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.


Tribes in Northern California protest federal water management
Tribes in Northern California protest federal water management (August 6, 2015)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe fear another disastrous fish kill like the one in 2002 that left 68,000 salmon dead.


Lorraine Loomis: Eating fish shouldn't be risky for Washington
Lorraine Loomis: Eating fish shouldn't be risky for Washington (February 6, 2015)

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000.


KCET: Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks to restore endangered pupfish
KCET: Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks to restore endangered pupfish (July 16, 2014)

The tribe has established a Native Fish Refuge on its reservation.


Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success
Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success (June 24, 2014)

Brooklyn Baptiste, the chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, urges the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to respect tribal fishery programs.


Billy Frank: Oil terminal project threatens fishing in Washington
Billy Frank: Oil terminal project threatens fishing in Washington (May 6, 2014)

Here is the last column from Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission who passed away on Monday at the age of 83.


KPLU:  Stillaguamish Tribe monitors fish after deadly mudslide
KPLU: Stillaguamish Tribe monitors fish after deadly mudslide (April 11, 2014)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is monitoring fish runs to determine whether there are any impacts from a deadly mudslide.


Al Jazeera: Drought hits hard for tribes in northern California
Al Jazeera: Drought hits hard for tribes in northern California (March 19, 2014)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are being hit hard by drought conditions in California.


Tribes in Pacific Northwest rely on hatcheries to restore fish runs
Tribes in Pacific Northwest rely on hatcheries to restore fish runs (February 18, 2014)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest have successfully restored runs of fish with their hatcheries, a practice that is coming under fire in the courtrooms.


KUOW: A clean slate for tribal fishermen in Washington
KUOW: A clean slate for tribal fishermen in Washington (January 16, 2014)

House Bill 2080 in Washington will help tribal fishermen who were convicted in the 1960s for exercising their treaty rights.


Bill in Washington clears tribal fishermen of convictions
Bill in Washington clears tribal fishermen of convictions (January 14, 2014)

The Washington House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee heard testimony this afternoon on a bill that would clear tribal fishermen of certain convictions.


Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river
Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river (January 8, 2014)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington has set water quality standards that are stricter than the state's.


Billy Frank: Set realistic standards for  consumption  of seafood
Billy Frank: Set realistic standards for consumption of seafood (November 8, 2013)

Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, discusses water-quality standards in Washington


NWPR: Yakama Nation continues tradition with lamprey harvest
NWPR: Yakama Nation continues tradition with lamprey harvest (July 29, 2013)

Northwest Public Radio reports on a lamprey harvest by members of the Yakama Nation:


MSU Extension: Tribes work to restore Great Lakes sturgeon
MSU Extension: Tribes work to restore Great Lakes sturgeon (July 24, 2013)

Michigan State University Extension on efforts by tribes and the state to restore sturgeon runs in the Great Lakes.


JPR: Hoopa Valley Tribe calls water release a drop in bucket
JPR: Hoopa Valley Tribe calls water release a drop in bucket (July 22, 2013)

Jefferson Public Radio reports on a water release in the Klamath Basin.


Nez Perce man lands big   trout that outweighs   record  in state
Nez Perce man lands big trout that outweighs record in state (July 16, 2013)

Tui Moliga, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, caught a rainbow trout that appears to break the record books.


Yakama Nation reintroduces Pacific lamprey to reservation
Yakama Nation reintroduces Pacific lamprey to reservation (May 15, 2013)

The Yakama Nation of Washington is reintroducing the Pacific lamprey to waters on its reservation. The lamprey is an eel-like fish that was once common in the region. “There would...


PBS Newshour: Sequestration hits Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery
PBS Newshour: Sequestration hits Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery (May 14, 2013)

PBS Newshour on how sequestration of the federal budget is impacting the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho: One of the gauges that has been shut down in Idaho is on...


Kalispel Tribe hosts 'PikePalooza' to address invasive species
Kalispel Tribe hosts 'PikePalooza' to address invasive species (May 14, 2013)

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington is hosting a "PikePalooza" this weekend to reduce an invasive species of fish. Cash prizes will be awarded for bringing in the northern pike. The...


KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs (May 9, 2013)

KUOW's EarthFix on efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington to restore fish in the Elwha River: From where Mike McHenry stands he can see several gray, torpedo-shaped...


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe restores fish that was once extinct
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe restores fish that was once extinct (April 24, 2013)

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada has restored runs of the Lahontan cutthroat trout, an ancient fish that was once declared to be extinct. The trout went missing in...


Fishing tribes watch  as states update water quality standards
Fishing tribes watch as states update water quality standards (April 1, 2013)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading efforts to improve water quality standards. Oregon upgraded its standards in 2011 in response to a study that showed members of tribes with...


BSPR: Nez Perce Tribe and Yakama Nation work to help fish
BSPR: Nez Perce Tribe and Yakama Nation work to help fish (March 28, 2013)

Boise State Public Radio reports on efforts by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yakama Nation to improve runs of fish in the Columbia...


Opinion: Fish remain  essential for  Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Opinion: Fish remain essential for Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe (October 29, 2012)

"Federally recognized tribes in Washington (including the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe) have treaty rights with the federal government that protect their traditional lifestyle of fishing and harvesting shellfish within their...


Umatilla Tribes work to boost lamprey runs in Columbia River
Umatilla Tribes work to boost lamprey runs in Columbia River (August 14, 2012)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are using a $100,000 grant to increase runs of lamprey in the Columbia River. Tribal members have eaten the eel-like...


OPB: Warm Springs Tribes aims to restore fish and wildlife habitat
OPB: Warm Springs Tribes aims to restore fish and wildlife habitat (August 2, 2012)

"It was moving day last Thursday on the Middle Fork John Day River – not for human residents but for some 8,800 aquatic denizens, from threatened steelhead fish to spotted...


Column: Eastern Band working to keep hatchery going after flood
Column: Eastern Band working to keep hatchery going after flood (July 5, 2012)

"Members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, whose tribal lands reside in the mountains of Western North Carolina, were here bright and early the morning of June 25...


Shawn Yanity: Protect our water and our resources from pollution
Shawn Yanity: Protect our water and our resources from pollution (July 5, 2012)

"Many Washington residents, including treaty Indian tribes, believe that we should be limiting pollution, not the amount of fish and shellfish that we eat. Oregon recently raised its fish consumption...


Outdoors: Treaty tribes in Minnesota warned of fishing changes
Outdoors: Treaty tribes in Minnesota warned of fishing changes (June 20, 2012)

"How exactly a new Mille Lacs walleye harvest strategy will unfold in coming months for sport anglers and Chippewa netters is unclear, a Department of Natural Resources fisheries researcher said...


Passamaquoddy Tribe issues large number of fishing licenses
Passamaquoddy Tribe issues large number of fishing licenses (May 10, 2012)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine issued 236 licenses for elver fishing this year, a record amid high prices for the juvenile eels. Elver fish are going for $2,000 a pound....


Opinion: Debate over Salish and Kootenai Tribes fishing plans
Opinion: Debate over Salish and Kootenai Tribes fishing plans (April 27, 2012)

"There’s a big debate raging here locally. It concerns getting rid of lake trout (mackinaw) in Flathead Lake in order to provide a home for bull trout and cutthroat. The...


Column: Kalispel Tribe takes aim at an invasive species
Column: Kalispel Tribe takes aim at an invasive species (April 19, 2012)

"Northern pike are being gillnetted by the thousands on the Pend Oreille. State and tribal fish managers are trying to control illegally introduced pike numbers and curb their downstream spread...


Column: Kalispel Tribe removes invasive fish from rivers
Column: Kalispel Tribe removes invasive fish from rivers (April 13, 2012)

"Spoons, spinners, hooks, flies, baits and bobbers of all sizes hang like Christmas decorations in a window of the Kalispel Tribe’s fisheries office. “Every one of those lures has come...


Column: An experience with the Nez Perce Tribe's fishery
Column: An experience with the Nez Perce Tribe's fishery (April 13, 2012)

"Last week I toured some of the essential fishery sites on the Lostine River with my fishing poet friend Cameron, quick before the river goes through its spring flush of...


Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies
Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies (April 12, 2012)

"Washington state’s Swinomish tribe faces a water rights battle in the Skagit River basin, the likes of which we have seen before. It’s reminiscent of the dispute that broke out...


Opinion: Don't believe tribal hype about fish population
Opinion: Don't believe tribal hype about fish population (April 12, 2012)

"You’ve been reading about the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and Trout Unlimited, saying that lake trout are exploding and bull trout are almost extinct and therefore they need to...


Outdoors: Kalispel Tribe seeks to address invasive species
Outdoors: Kalispel Tribe seeks to address invasive species (March 29, 2012)

"Even though ice still lingers in a few sloughs, Pend Oreille River northern pike are feeling the heat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kalispell Tribe announced their...


KLCC: Klamath Tribes working to increase runs of suckerfish
KLCC: Klamath Tribes working to increase runs of suckerfish (March 27, 2012)

"You won’t find Lost River suckerfish on any menus in the Northwest. But for years, this fish was a staple for the tribes living in Southern Oregon. Now the fishery...


Blog: Salish and Kootenai Tribes aim to restore cutthroat  trout
Blog: Salish and Kootenai Tribes aim to restore cutthroat trout (February 16, 2012)

"On the west-facing foothills of the Mission Mountain Wilderness, about five miles east of Highway 93, lies a 40-acre parcel of land recently purchased by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...


Hoopa Valley Tribe to start  a new permit  program for fishing
Hoopa Valley Tribe to start a new permit program for fishing (January 16, 2012)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will start a permitting program for fishermen in response to trespassing, dumping and other issues along the Trinity River. Last month, Chairman Leonard Masten...


Editorial: Tribes push for strong water standard  in Oregon
Editorial: Tribes push for strong water standard in Oregon (October 24, 2011)

"Oregon has a rich tradition of national environmental leadership — and it now includes the most rigorous standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection...


Blog: Muckleshoot Tribe celebrates start of permanent hatchery
Blog: Muckleshoot Tribe celebrates start of permanent hatchery (September 21, 2011)

';It was a joyous occasion this morning (Tuesday, Sept. 20) on the upper stretch of the Cedar River just below Landsburg Dam. With the trickling sounds of the nearby river...


Pacific Northwest tribes eager  to save lamprey from extinction
Pacific Northwest tribes eager to save lamprey from extinction (August 2, 2011)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are working to save the lamprey, a prehistoric fish, from extinction. Tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho have long depended on the fish for food....


Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe outraged by federal fishkill
Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe outraged by federal fishkill (May 20, 2011)

"For the second day in a row, the state and federal water project pumps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have taken over 500,000 Sacramento splittail, a native minnow species...


Yakama Nation to release   sturgeon into Columbia River basin
Yakama Nation to release sturgeon into Columbia River basin (March 22, 2011)

The Yakama Nation of Washington will release a few thousand sturgeon into the Columbia River basin next month, the fruits of the tribe's successful hatchery. Biologist Donella Miller started the...


Editorial: Reducing toxics in Oregon waters    aids Northwest  tribes
Editorial: Reducing toxics in Oregon waters aids Northwest tribes (January 14, 2011)

"Oregon, a place renowned for its waters, is about to sharply toughen its rules on how much mercury, dioxins, PCBs, pesticides, flame retardants and other harmful substances it allows in...