Dear Yarrow Point Residents,
We received notice from Mercer Island Marine Services about the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe’s gill net timing in Lake Washington this year. If you have any questions, please contact Mercer Island Marine Services Marine Patrol Sergeant Chad Schumacher 206-275-7920, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe was granted a permit by a judge to gill net in Lake Washington again this year. They have four vessels that will be placing 24 gill nets throughout the lake. They have started in the East Channel and will be working their way south from the I-90 Bridge towards Renton and then move north when they finish the south end of the lake. Their goal is to remove the invasive predatory fish that are threatening the salmon population in the lake, i.e. Shad, Pike, and Walleye.
WDFW is also netting just at the mouth of the Cedar River in Renton.
Both Agencies plan on being in the Lake until approximately June 15th. They are aware of the concerns of residents along the shoreline and will mark their nets to make sure no one gets tangled in them, and they do not block access to docks and marinas.