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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7205
Title: Bureau of Commercial Fisheries begins mariculture training program for northwest Indians
Author: Anthony J. Novotny
Publication Year: 1969
Journal: Commercial Fisheries Review
Volume: 11
Pages: 14

The Indians of the Pacific Northwest traditionally have lived near saltwater, an important part of their rich heritage.  At one time, the region's supply of marine products—halibut, salmon, crabs, and oysters—far exceeded the demand; the prosperity of the tribes was attributable directly to these resources.  The artwork of the Indians expresses the importance of these resources to the vigor of the tribal community.  The impact of non–Indian populations exploiting these same resources has been felt for about 200 years—most seriously in the past 50 to 75.  Now, Indian and non–Indian alike use modern methods to harvest fish and shellfish, almost all destined for commercial sale.  As demand frequently exceeds supply, it has become important to investigate every potential method for increasing the harvests of fishery products.   

Notes: In May-June 1972, Commercial Fisheries Review was renamed Marine Fisheries Review.