Colville tribes freezing part of salmon catch

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OMAK, Wash. (AP) -- Fishermen for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation catch thousands of salmon each summer on the Columbia River for tribal members.

This year, some of the sockeye and chinook are being frozen at a processing facility near Omak. The frozen fish will be distributed through the year to elders and other tribal members.

The Wenatchee World reports the tribe hopes to freeze about a quarter of its catch. Last year the tribe caught and distributed 16,000 sockeye and 2,500 chinook.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com