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Former Washington Fish and Wildlife employees argue against Chinook salmon ocean harvesting


September 30, 2021

Former Washington Department of Fish Wildlife employees have released a paper, arguing for the halting of current levels of harvesting Chinook salmon populations in the Pacific Ocean.

The paper is co-authored by Ed Wickersham and Jack Tipping. Wickersham has a BS in Biology from Western Washington University and worked more than 30 years in Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement. He also spent four years with NOAA monitoring foreign fishing fleets in the north Pacific and Bering Sea. Tipping has a BS in Fisheries from the University of Washington and worked for 30 years for the WDFW as a fish b...

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