Lummi Nation member sold illegally taken Columbia River salmon

A member of the Lummi Nation and former owner of a wholesale fish processor was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 14, in U.S. District Court to three years of probation for violating the Lacey Act by selling illegally caught Columbia River salmon. Scott Kinley knew the spring Chinook Columbia fishery was only open to Yakama Nation enrollees who were limited to fishing for subsistence and ceremonial purposes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 2013 to 2019 Kinley operated Native American Fisheries, Inc., a seafood processing plant registered with the American Indian Food Program that was administered by the Intertribal Agricultural Council and funded through the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.  >click to read< 12:31

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