Billy Frank, Jr.

Our treaty right to gather shellfish depends on the shellfish being safe to eat.

Samish Bay is one of the traditional shellfish gathering areas for the Swinomish and Upper Skagit tribes. It has some of the highest levels of fecal coliform in the state....

Richard Walker
The state Department of Health expects Samish Bay to be closed 30 to 70 days this year because of high levels of fecal coliform bacteria...