Yurok Salmon Festival Skips The Salmon

Aug 17, 2016

The Yurok Tribe will host its annual Klamath Salmon Festival on schedule on Saturday.  But for the first time in the half-century history of the festival, no salmon will be served. 

Celebration, yes; salmon, no.
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Tribal leaders say there just are not enough fish to feed all the festival visitors. 

Not with any sense of environmental responsibility, anyway. 

Yurok Tribal Chair Thomas O'Rourke and Tribal Fisheries Biologist Dave Hillemeier explain the circumstances that led to the decision.