Presentation Title

Upgrading Tribal Fish Handling and Quality to Enhance Value and Value-added Opportunities

Session Title

Session S-10H: Salish Sea Foods: Cultural Practices, Sustainable Markets, and Environmental Stewardship

Conference Track

Social Science Plus

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

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Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Start Date

2-5-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2014 3:00 PM

Abstract

Presenting on work with Western Washington tribal fishermen to enhance the commercial value of their catch. Today’s challenges include stiff competition from high-quality seafood products and limited markets for tribal harvests. This project works with tribal fishermen to addresses those challenges through improved handling, storage and quality practices, and by expanding opportunities to sell their products to a tribal retail seafood market. Salmon is primary species, but dungeness crab, molluscan shellfish also. Tribes include: Lummi, Nisqually, Squaxin, and Swinomish. Working primarily with small skiff fishermen in neighboring rivers: Nooksack, Nisqually, Skagit. Tribal retail seafood market is operated by Lummi Nation.

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English

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May 2nd, 1:30 PM May 2nd, 3:00 PM

Upgrading Tribal Fish Handling and Quality to Enhance Value and Value-added Opportunities

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Presenting on work with Western Washington tribal fishermen to enhance the commercial value of their catch. Today’s challenges include stiff competition from high-quality seafood products and limited markets for tribal harvests. This project works with tribal fishermen to addresses those challenges through improved handling, storage and quality practices, and by expanding opportunities to sell their products to a tribal retail seafood market. Salmon is primary species, but dungeness crab, molluscan shellfish also. Tribes include: Lummi, Nisqually, Squaxin, and Swinomish. Working primarily with small skiff fishermen in neighboring rivers: Nooksack, Nisqually, Skagit. Tribal retail seafood market is operated by Lummi Nation.