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Museum Advocates: Origins, Sustainability, and Current Application of Reef Net Fishing


Join the Museum Advocates for a presentation to learn how the Salish People were using an advanced technique to catch sockeye salmon hundreds of years ago from local fisher Riley Starks and author Mark Shintaffer. This technique is considered to be one of the most environmentally sensitive of all the methods of catching fish. The indigenous peoples we know as the Lummi, the Samish, the Semiahmoo, the Sooke, the Songish, and the Saanich, were distinguished by their invention and use of what is known today as the reef net to catch the elusive sockeye salmon. Modern materials and hydraulics have improved efficiency, but the basic methods remain the same. Learn more at this fascinating presentation.