Lummi Natural Resources


Pacific salmon are an integral part of the economy, ecology, and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Lummi Nation Fishers rely on the annual return of salmon for their financial and spiritual well being. Salmon fisheries are structured to coincide with the return of these fish to their home waters. There are five species of pacific salmon, and two species of anadromous trout. They are: Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout. The Nooksack River produces all seven species of salmon and trout. Return timing for these fish varies between species, but the majority of adult salmon return to the Nooksack River from August through December.

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(Rosario Strait)

  Gooseberry Tides

Data sourced from USDOC/NOAA/NOS/COOPS (Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and ServicesDisclaimer: The official Tide and Tidal Current prediction tables are published annually on October 1, for the following calendar year. Tide and Tidal Current predictions generated prior to the publishing date of the official tables are subject to change. The enclosed data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request. Tide and Tidal Current predictions generated may differ from the official predictions if information for the station requested has been updated since the publishing date of the official tables. For more information visit NOAA/COOPS website
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Lummi-style barbecued salmon

Bringing up the purse seine net to land a catch of sockeye salmon.

Manila clams marked for a growth and survival experiment

Sampling the Ceremonial and Subsistence catch to obtain biological data for fishery management.