State of the Salish Sea, Salish Sea, salmon, colonization, climate change, Puget Sound, Indigenous fishing technologies, Straits Salish
Indigenous peoples of the Northern Pacific Rim have harvested salmon for more than 10,000 years, and Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) form the foundation of social-ecological systems encompassing communities from California to Kamchatka and Northern Japan. Through continuous placed-based interdependence with salmon, Indigenous societies formed deliberate and well-honed systems of salmon management. These systems promoted the sustained productivity of salmon fisheries. In Canada and the United States, Indigenous sovereignty and resource stewardship were forcibly disrupted by colonial government authority. Despite the destructive impacts of colonization, Indigenous culture and knowledge are resurgent in Canada and the United States. Indigenous fishing technologies and management systems are being documented and reinvigorated. Systems of Indigenous salmon management can support long- term opportunities for equitable and sustainable harvest of salmon across western North America.
State of the Salish Sea
Salish Sea Institute
Atlas, W; Ban, N; Moore, J; Tuohy, A; Greening, S; Reid, A; Morven, N; White, E; Housty, W; Housty, J; Service, C; Greba, L; Harrison, S; Butts, K; Sweeney-Bergen, E; Macintyre, D; Sloat, M; Connors, K. (2021). Indigenous Management Systems Can Promote More Sustainable Salmon Fisheries in the Salish Sea. In K.L. Sobocinski, State of the Salish Sea. Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University. http://doi.org/10.25710/vfhb-3a69
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