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Rebuild jetty fishway

To the Editor:

The inadequate fishway in the jetty between Goat Island and McGlinn Island should now be rectified. Its original design was to have three feet of water, for the passage of salmon fry at any minus tide and to allow small boat passage.

The miles of sanctuary waters off the Swinomish Channel, north of La Conner, Telegraph Slough and others were key control areas for survival of young salmon in their transition from fresh water to the sea.

The fishway was built too shallow and would not allow fry to swim through it at any tide less than four feet, consequently they were washed into...

 

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