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The blueback or "Quinault" salmon has long been considered the choicest of all salmon subspecies, sold at high prices throughout the world. When their numbers began to dwindle in the early 2000s, the Quinault Nation made it a national priority to save them. They restored vital habitat and tightly regulated the fisheries, and the blueback population began to bounce back. But in the last five years, the effects of climate change--melting glaciers and rising water temperatures--have recently devastated the population again. Join the Quinault as they take a stand for the blueback--and for all of us.

Accessible for free April 18-25.

  • Director: Jeff Ostenson

  • Producer: Steve Scott

  • Duration: 10min 37sec

  • Category: 2020 Selection


Learn more about protecting natural resources with Northwest Treaty Tribes.

Creature Feature: Sockeye (Blueback) Salmon


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