State government assumes, when deciding how clean Washington waters should be, that people eat up to a half-pound of local seafood per month. But it’s not unusual for Jim Peters, a member of the Squaxin Island Tribal Council, to dine with his family three times a week on locally caught salmon, halibut, clams or shrimp – not to mention leftovers.
Encouraged by tribes and environmentalists, Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Department of Ecology is moving toward making a much higher estimate of people’s fish-eating habits that could shape the water-pollution decisions of the next governor’s administration.
Jordan Schrader reports. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/05/20/2151271/eat-lots-of-fish-need-cleaner.html
See also: Swinomish kick off salmon season with a blessing http://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/swinomish-kick-off-salmon-season-with-a-blessing/article_2008ebf5-b25e-5da0-a3bc-24f92c774d3a.html