Lorraine Loomis, Pacific Northwest Champion for Salmon, Dies at 81
Washington salmon lost one of their best advocates this week with the death of Lorraine Loomis. She was 81.
Loomis was a Swinomish tribal elder, chairperson of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and manager of fisheries for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
Her leadership in fisheries management began after the 1974 decision by U.S. District Court Judge George Boldt that reaffirmed tribes' treaty-protected fishing rights.
Loomis had been working as a fish processor, and figured fisheries management had to be easier...
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