How do I know when and where I can fish legally? The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulates fishing to make sure there are enough fish for people to eat and sell while also leaving enough to spawn and reproduce, and to support the wild animals that rely on fish to survive. This video covers the basics of when, where, and how to fish legally, including how to check emergency rules to stay informed about any last-minute changes to the regulations.
Healthy Fishing on the Duwamish: Let’s Catch Salmon! Many different communities enjoy fishing on the Duwamish River as a way to relax, enjoy the outdoors, connect to their culture, and obtain food. Unfortunately, years of industrial use have polluted the Duwamish River so badly that it will take decades to clean up. In the meantime, people can still legally fish on the Duwamish River and protect their health as long as they catch only salmon and follow certain Washington State guidelines.
This series of nine multilingual videos has been produced in partnership with the Duwamish Community Health Advocates, Public Health – Seattle & King County, the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the University of Washington Superfund Research Program. The videos cover the legal and logistical aspects of catching salmon from the Duwamish River and a few delicious ways to prepare a healthy salmon meal at home.