Tribal fishing opens

Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members sing the “Salmon Song” led by Jonathan Arakawa, right. More than 100 people attended the outdoor ceremony Monday near the banks of the Elwha River at the Lower Elwha Klallam Hatchery, 700 Stratton Road. The tribe has been waiting for the go-ahead to fish the Elwha like their ancestors did a century ago. The fishery will be a mix of hook-and-line and river nets, and fishing will continue until the quota of 400 has been met. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members sing the “Salmon Song” led by Jonathan Arakawa, right. More than 100 people attended the outdoor ceremony Monday near the banks of the Elwha River at the Lower Elwha Klallam Hatchery, 700 Stratton Road. The tribe has been waiting for the go-ahead to fish the Elwha like their ancestors did a century ago. The fishery will be a mix of hook-and-line and river nets, and fishing will continue until the quota of 400 has been met. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members sing the “Salmon Song” led by Jonathan Arakawa, right. More than 100 people attended the outdoor ceremony Monday near the banks of the Elwha River at the Lower Elwha Klallam Hatchery, 700 Stratton Road.

The tribe has been waiting for the go-ahead to fish the Elwha like their ancestors did a century ago. The fishery will be a mix of hook-and-line and river nets, and fishing will continue until the quota of 400 has been met.

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