QIN NUMBERS & WHAT THE H----

QIN NUMBERS & WHAT THE H----


QIN numbers minus last week are up on WDF&W's website.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/commercial/salmon/landings.html

Then we have this from Steve and nope I know only what Steve provided.


Hi Everyone,

I want to alert you to an emerging issue in the Chehalis River basin. The Skokomish Indian Tribe has recently made a claim to “usual and accustomed grounds” on the Satsop and Chehalis rivers. That is, they are asking for fishing rights in the Chehalis Basin. They have scheduled a “meet and confer” with other parties to US vs. Washington, including other tribes, for November 4th. A meet and confer is usually a precursor to court proceedings and an opportunity for the parties to try and reach a settlement. At this time, we do not know the evidence for the claim. We aren’t sure they will present it to us on the 4th, as they may save it for court. We will know more after the 4th and should be able to give you a better update.

I’d like to say call for more information, but I really don’t have much to offer. This is going to be a wait and see for the moment.

Thanks.

Steve Thiesfeld
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Region 6 Fish Program Manager
48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA 98563
Steven.Thiesfeld@dfw.wa.gov
360-249-1201