Yurok Tribe's Commercial Fishery Closure

Sep 27, 2018

Credit Yurok Tribe

The Yurok Tribe announced it is cancelling its commercial fishery for a third consecutive year due to a relatively low salmon abundance forecast for the fall of 2018. Dave Hillemeier, program director for Yurok Tribe Fisheries, spoke with KHSU about the recent announcement.

The Tribe is participating in the ongoing process to remove the lower four Klamath River dams, which are slated for decommissioning in the next couple of years. Those efforts, in concert with resolving water allocation issues and restoring habitat, are the most effective actions that can be taken to rebuild the Klamath salmon population.