David Bean remembers when his family didn’t have enough room for all the salmon in their boat.
“We caught so much fish that we had to call folks to bring their skiffs over,” said Bean, chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. “I remember one, we overflowed that skiff so much to one side it flipped over and we lost one skiff-load of salmon. But we still had three.”
The waters in and around Tacoma have changed since then. Still, efforts made in recent years have spurred progress.