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Jul-20-2012, 01:21 PM #1
FYI for what it's worth
Brian Gladoosby’s reported poaching incident was turned over to the Swinomish Tribe — of which he has been chairman for 17 years — for disciplinary action.
Brian Cladoosby, under whose leadership Washington’s Swinomish Tribe has actively opposed everything from wells drilled on private property to plastic water bottles in the name of preserving salmon runs, was apparently cited himself last month for poaching.
According to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program report, Cladoosby allegedly sold sockeye salmon to the operators of several recreational vessels on Cornett Bay on June 25.
When confronted by investigating officers, Cladoosby admitted he didn’t have a ticket for the fish he’d just sold – and then offered to sell more to the WDFW personnel.
“During the recreational crab opener on Sunday, officers responded to a (Washington State Patrol) call for service regarding a tribal member selling sockeye salmon to recreational crabbing vessels out of his,” the report noted. “Officers contacted the recreational vessel and found out that the group had paid the tribal fisherman $100 for six sockeye salmon.”
After confiscating the fish – which were donated to the tribe – the officers questioned Cladoosby.
“The fisherman stated that he had sold fish to numerous recreational boats who wished to purchase fish,” the report said. “The fisherman then offered to sell some to the officers. The officers asked if the salmon had been recorded on a fish ticket prior to being sold. The fisherman stated that he would later record the sold fish on his fish ticket as take-home fish. The tribal member was informed that this was a violation of state and tribal law, and that the officers would be in communication with tribal fisheries officers.”
By law, the WDFW authorities referred the case to the Swinomish – of which Cladoosby has served as tribal chairman for 17 years – for disciplinary action.
According to campaign finance records, the tribe has donated more than $414,000 since 2004 to a variety of Democratic political candidates and causes – most notably Gov. Christine Gregoire.
“If Brian Cladoosby — the self-proclaimed protector of salmon – can’t be bothered to follow one of the very few salmon laws that apply to him, why should the rest of us?” wrote Mount Vernon Zachary J. Barborinas in an unpublished letter to the Skagit Valley Herald, which has also thus far declined to write a story about the incident.
“This isn’t 1970, and the Swinomish isn’t downtrodden,” Barborinas wrote. “Brian Cladoosby heads an entity that is the second largest business in Skagit County, the result of preferential laws at all levels of government. Cladoosby uses his money and power in aggressive ways that no other tribe in the region seems to be doing, allegedly in the name of salmon. So when he can’t follow the few salmon laws that apply to him, we feel like it deserves objective media coverage.Remember who the enemy is, he is among us, he thinks his cause is righteous
Jul-20-2012, 01:51 PM #2
Perfect. I wonder how many fish have been illegally sold this way. Bet its a bunchWHY SACRIFICE YOUR HONEY HOLE BETTER YET WHY SACRIFICE MINE
Jul-20-2012, 02:21 PM #3
And some people wonder why sportsmen are fucking pissed at the tribes and boycott thier casinos and businesses.
Jul-25-2012, 11:41 AM #4
Jul-25-2012, 12:19 PM #5
You know you are one of the Native Americans that make you look bad by saying something like that. You all bitch and complain about where your salmon or steelhead go and blame the white man for over fishing but yet the tribes are the only ones fishing and clogging off an entire river with gill nets when they know they are netting a run that has 7k fish.fficeffice" />
Where do you justify yourselves in doing this? How can you run off at the mouth at the white man when you all do this to yourselves? If the federal government would make all Native Americans simulate into just being an American we could end all of this and everyone would get a fair shake.
The only Native American that deserves to be treated with special privileges is one that does not use a power boat and makes his living as he or she did in the old days, no cars, no new nets, no sonar, no power boats. If you are that man good on you I don't have a problem, but if you are the other then shame on you for sucking off the tit of the white man and the federal government. You nor your father and maybe not even your grandparents had anything to do with white man taking your land. You are an American just like me and every other person born in the United States
Jul-25-2012, 12:54 PM #6
Wow, I really dont know what to say about this. What is the guy going to do about getting a referral of laws violations due to his position and the violator was him. I bet he gives himself a warning and threatens to withhold political financial support until he is assured the local LEO and Game Wardens will leave him alone.
Im mean how brazzen is that, hey officer, would you like to buy some illegal fish too?
Jul-29-2012, 06:35 PM #7
[QUOTE=Sun Tzu;2794681]Again... this is not unique to the tribes. Are we the only guilty people on the planet? Go ahead and boycott all you want... we'll still make ours, and you'll still cry.. cry, cry, cry...[/QUOTE
Go away!!!!!WHY SACRIFICE YOUR HONEY HOLE BETTER YET WHY SACRIFICE MINE
Jul-30-2012, 07:45 AM #8
Jul-30-2012, 09:02 AM #9
The sad thing is no big news group will pick this story up. I am still going to forward the reports to all the local channels. I figure if enough people forward reports like this to them "maybe" at some point they will pick these stories up and help expose the tribes that violate these laws.
Without the media coverage, it's just a bunch of whiney sport fisherman who think they should get more.You can't fix stupid
Jul-30-2012, 09:47 AM #10
too bad even their own laws don't apply to them if they say they don't, but especially Cladoobsy, he does not care if he breaks any laws, he probably enjoys pissing off white man....
Especially with his crap about saving a few hundred salmon that go up the fisher creek basin here in Skagit County, that creek is partially man made and built alongside the area where the fertile farmland meets the hills... He wants to control the county's ability to issue building permits because he says there is not enough water in that basin for the salmon, it's a load of complete BS!