Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Fisheries Impacts

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Tribal Profiles
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NGO, Tribal Entity
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The harvest of salmon has declined by as much as 90 percent over the past several decades and can be attributed to a combination o f climate change and poor land and water management. Overharvesting of timber and land clearing of soil and plants have degraded some of nature's natural filtration systems which help keep toxins out of aquatic sytems. Additionally, as the impacts of climate change are felt from rising sea level to drought and flooding, matters will only grow worse. However with the ongoing tribal environmental work, the use of traditional knowledge ,and the push for better decisions, perhaps there is a chance to retore salmon populations.

Category: 
Coastal, Fisheries Management, Tribal

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