Matt Lichtenstein



For everybody in town, everything in this community, every person to some extent, great or small, is dependent on the fisheries. And if you’re not a fisherman, your job, more likely than not, has some direct or indirect relation to the industry. You’re here because there’s a fishing industry here. And the industry, of course, is dependent on the salmon, which are dependent on clean water.

I’ve been a commercial fisherman for a short while compared to a lot of these folks who have families and generations that have depended upon the resource. It’s been possible for them to do that for generations because of the water in this area. Keeping the water clean supports the fisheries that have supported this community for a very, very long time.