The Lummi are fishers and according to an article in the Bellingham Herald are “done talking” about the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. I don’t blame them.
When I was a boy, we caught our own herring for salmon bait. You could catch them anywhere, dipping or with hooks. Now folks buy them frozen on styrofoam trays at LFS on the way to their boat. I don’t know where they come from. Back then I was an avid fisher. You could throw a hook anywhere and eat off most any beach. Now I am wary and just want to leave the fish alone. Back then, the water was festooned with flocks of birds sustained by small fish. They are gone now. […]