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2013 Willamette Falls Lamprey Harvest

Jul 25, 2013

Fishers from the Warm Springs and Yakama tribes at Willamette Falls collecting lamprey. The July 8 harvest coincided with the placement of flash boards that dewater the falls. This often kills lamprey by stranding them in pools at the base of the falls and is an opportunity for the tribes to salvage these doomed fish for use in tribal feasts and ceremonies.

Lamprey harvesters at Willamette Falls

Gunny sack of lamprey harvested at Willamette Falls

Gathering lamprey at Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls lamprey harvesters