New study suggests Indigenous practices can help revitalize Pacific salmon fisheries


Last updated 3/27/2021 at 4pm

PORTLAND, Ore.-Across the North Pacific, salmon fisheries are struggling with climate variability, declining fish populations, and a lack of sustainable fishing opportunities. According to a study published in BioScience from a team of Indigenous leaders and conservation scientists, help lies in revitalizing Indigenous fishing practices and learning from Indigenous systems of salmon management.

"Salmon and the communities that depend on them have been pushed to the brink by two centuries of extractive natural resource management," says lead author Dr. Will Atlas, Salmon Watershed Scientist wit...

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