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The Lost Fish

Running time: 24 min

In the heavily dammed Columbia River Basin, millions of dollars have been spent on life support systems for Pacific salmon. Yet, the little-known Pacific lamprey has slipped through the cracks of conservation efforts and is now lost from most of its historic range in the Columbia Basin. Desperately, members of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Yakama and Warm Springs tribes have taken the management of Pacific lamprey into their own hands and are now fighting to bring political attention and social will to the struggle of a lost fish.

Produced by Freshwaters Illustrated in partnership with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.