Lorraine Loomis

Guest opinion: To help orcas, eat chinook

Don’t stop eating or serving chinook salmon if you want to help recover southern resident killer whales. It might make you feel better for a… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Cooperation key to salmon recovery

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson didn’t have to take the culvert case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead of continuing the state’s… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Tribes celebrate the return of salmon

Every spring and summer, many tribes throughout the region celebrate the return of the salmon and the beginning of salmon fishing season. My tribe, the… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Cooperation spawns hope

“The spirit of cooperation must guide us. It is how we will be able to bring back the salmon.” These words from our late leader… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Habitat key for salmon and orcas

Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent executive order to recover southern resident killer whales is a good start if it sparks a long-term effort to recover both… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Poor salmon returns expected

As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Hirst ‘fix’ is the wrong move

In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Ecosystem out of balance

All natural resources are connected and we are all connected to them, but most of those resources are not being managed as part of a… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Atlantic salmon must go

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Sport crabbing needs in-season management

The same principles we use to manage many of our salmon fisheries should be used to regulate recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Puget Sound.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Let’s move past the culvert case

The state of Washington has made remarkable progress in the past four years toward meeting a federal court mandate to repair hundreds of fish-blocking culverts… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Conservation comes first

An earlier start to the annual salmon season-setting process helped the tribal and state salmon co-managers finish their work right on time this year. Steadily… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: North of Falcon process underway earlier

The 2017 state and tribal salmon season-setting process got an earlier start this year. Nobody wants a repeat of last year’s North of Falcon process… Continue reading

Loomis: Trump should continue strong U.S. recognition of treaty rights

A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s… Continue reading