Definitely a take on it unfortunately they really have an anti hatchery motive behind it. Check out Hathery wild coexist they are really doing some good workAn interesting take on it. EDIT: You do have to get past the preachy beginning, but the information is interesting.
This video has a lot of really good information by northwest steel headers from a while backNatural abundance has its limits, especially when you dam the path to the breeding grounds-- as was the case with the giant Chinook salmon of the Pacific northwest. Seeing their enormous silvery forms leaping upriver is a miraculous sight in some of this archival footage, but a fish can’t leap over a 100-foot dam. The fish known as “june hogs” are no more.
What do you say?
I know they had some traditions that bordered management and spirituality like letting the first caught fish go “ to tell the other fish that these people are chill” and some other quota like cultural/spiritual standards. But in reality there wasn’t enough people to overfish so they probably didn’t have to worry about it. Wouldn’t that be nice right nowIt would be interesting to know the impact of marine mammal protection and population growth in all this.
Also, not to pick a fight, but what evidence is there that the tribes had any kind of approach other than "catch every fish you can, salt and smoke for storage" ? I mean, was there a quota ? A management plan ? Tags ? Bag limits ?
The thing that kept the tribes from doing what the white man did was a lack of technology and industrial base/development, near as I can tell.