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Emergency Effort to Save Orca – Help Is Coming

Lummi Island Wild Co-op and the non-tribal reefnet fleet have volunteered to join the emergency effort to save the endangered orca that has been spotted in the Salish Sea. “Reefnet fishing has near zero by-catch mortality and is recognized as one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world,” said more »

“Our Sound, Our Salmon” protest, organized by Wild Fish Conservancy

Call to ban fish farms grows   On Saturday September 16th, 2017 more than 25 fishing and pleasure boats—including our own Galactic Ice—joined more than 100 kayaks to circle a group of Cooke Aquaculture farmed Atlantic net pens located at the South end of Bainbridge Island. The flotilla, organized by Wild more »

Cypress Island Disaster Was Anticipated by Tribes, Local Fishermen

This is the Text of Resolution #02 – 78, adopted by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians at their 2002 annual conference, which was held in Ocean Shores Washington. It outlines the position of the tribes regarding farmed fish and efforts to end the practice. There is lots of great more »

UPDATE – Cypress Island Farmed Fish Disaster

Atlantic Salmon in Washington State It’s been a little over a week since the Cypress Island farmed fish disaster, and it’s all hands on deck as cleanup efforts move forward. The headlines keep rolling in: Native anglers have caught 20,000 farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound Scramble to remove Atlantic more »

Cypress Island Farmed Fish Disaster

Farmed Fish in Washington State Fish farms are a global controversy, yet here in Washington State, they are allowed. On Saturday, August 19th, a group of salmon pens run by Cooke Aquaculture located off of Cypress Island, near Anacortes, WA “imploded” and farmed fish are now freely swimming in the Salish more »

Patagonia Reps Meet With Tribal Elders To Discuss Ongoing Film-making

By Riley Starks, Marketing Manager, Lummi Island Wild  Before the Lummi Nation and Tribal Elders will allow Patagonia to film this latest chapter in their return to reefnetting, they want to be sure that the motivation of the film makers is sincere and unselfish. There is a long and documented more »

Getting Ready For Fishing Season

By Riley Starks, Marketing Manager, Lummi Island Wild All of the 9 reefnet gears in Legoe Bay are finally ready to fish. We used our tender, the Galactic Ice, to set two 3000 lb concrete anchors to replace some that had become useless due to corrosion and other factors. As more »

Baker River Sockeye

A Story Of Conservation Baker River Sockeye are some of the highest quality sockeye found anywhere in the world. They are the result of the Swinomish, Sauk-Suiattle, and Upper Skagit tribes working together with Puget Sound Energy to create one of the best success stories in our Salish Sea environment. more »