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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

40 years after Boldt, the fight goes on over fewer and fewer fish

Longtime tribal fishing-rights activist Billy Frank Jr., front, a Nisqually, and Randy Kinley, a Lummi, examine DNR culverts near Nooksack, Whatcom County. Frank, asked at a recent meeting with Sen. Patty Murray whether tribes intend to file a new federal lawsuit to force sweeping habitat protections, responded: “We don’t want to sue you.”