The Tulalip Tribes manage fisheries for salmon and steelhead as well as many species of marine fish and shellfish. The Fisheries Management Section of the Tulalip Natural Resources Division is responsible for assembling information on the status of the various resources harvested (salmon, halibut, and other species), as well as development of proposed harvest management plans and draft fishing regulations to implement plans adopted by the Tulalip Tribes. Fisheries Management also operates the licensing and permitting system for Tulalip fishing activities and maintains records of all commercial, subsistence, and ceremonial harvest of fish resources under the control of the Tulalip Tribes.
The Fisheries Management Section and the Treaty Rights Protection Office work together to review other agencies’ natural resource management practices and proposals to assure that present or future harvest opportunity for Tulalip Tribal members is not jeopardized. These sections also collaborate in many overlapping areas involving the hatchery and harvest programs, such as stock assessment, research and monitoring, and most of the interactions these programs have with outside agencies or that involve Treaty Rights protection or natural resource management.