The Lummi Nation small-boat fleet is coming to San Juan County to mop up escaped net-pen Atlantic Salmon. Tribal fisher-folk have been working for a week in the waters surrounding Cypress Island to remove these non-native fish from our environment. Now the fleet is spreading out to capture groups of fish that have dispersed to San Juan County waters.
These fish are being killed, taken to Bellingham cold storage and frozen to be used as evidence in Lummi court actions against Cooke Aquaculture. We are hauling fish and helping co-ordinate fishing efforts in our home waters.
If you see sign of fish anywhere around San Juan, including jumpers, visible schools or other sign, please let us know so that we can direct tribal fishers to remove as many of these creatures as possible.
Call Nick and Sara Jones at 360.468.0533. or Boat cell 360.298.5407