Sport fishermen upset over Makah Nation catch

Sport fishermen are upset that the state of Washington has limited their fishing abilities in light of a recent Makah Nation catch that went above expectations.

Last year, tribal members caught 19,000 chinook salmon. State officials had only expected them to catch 1,600.

To address the situation, the state is now imposing a maximum quota on the tribe of 9,000 fish. But that means sport fishermen will have fewer opportunities, prompting them to complain and suggest a possible boycott of the tribe's businesses.

Get the Story:
Makah's chinook plan leads to reduced sport seasons (The Seattle Times 4/8)
Fishing seasons approved (The Kitsap Sun 4/8)
Salmon fishers unhappy with state officials (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4/8)

Relevant Links:
Makah Tribe - http://www.makah.com

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