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Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes

FISHING FOR SMELTS

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THE WOLF PACKANCIENT TRADITIONSLIMITED LANDAN IDYLLIC PLACEFISHING FOR SMELTSSTRANGE WATERSSHIFTING SEA MAMMALSANCIENT HOMELANDSFIRST FOODSSALMON CERMONIESGIVING THANKSFEEDING A COMMUNITYINTERTWINED FATESCRITICAL HABITATSRIGHT TO FISHDEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS THE NEXT GENERATION

FISHING FOR SMELTS

The Quileute have been fishing for smelts for centuries, but the younger generation now taking over the tradition are turning up fewer fish in their nets. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named "changes in ocean conditions due to climate change as the most significant threat" to Pacific smelts.

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