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Klamath Basin tribes stage protest in Scotland

Members of the Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa and Klamath tribes held a protest in Scotland on Friday to call attention to their treaty and fishing rights.

The tribes drummed and sang outside the annual shareholders meeting of ScottishPower. An American subsidiary of the company operates dams the tribes say are blocking fish vital to tribal subsistence and culture.

Tribal members then went inside the meeting to make the case for fish ladders, breaching or other methods to help restore fish. According to news reports, they were well received.

The tribes also will press the state to act on the proposed management plan offered by PacifiCorp, the ScottishPower subsidiary.

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