So the Elwha Tribal members are to harvest 400 coho from the Elwha River.
In 1974 Judge Boldt decided that the tribes would fish “in common” with whites.
That meant that tribes got half the harvest though tribal members made up 1 percent of the population.
Well it cuts both ways.
According to the Boldt Decision, wouldn’t whites be entitled to half the harvest on the Elwha?
Either open the Elwha to whites too, or close it completely again.
That would comply with the law, according to Judge Boldt.
Mark A. White