The federal government’s goal for Columbia Basin salmon recovery is
not just meeting the mandate of the Endangered Species Act, but also ensuring
salmonid populations reach a level of sustainable harvest for Indian tribes,
says Terry Garcia, the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere at
the Department of Commerce.
In addition, tribal fishing rights will receive "priority"
over other river interests, Garcia said in a July 21 letter to Ted Strong,
executive director …