Salmon, Science, and Reciprocity on the Northwest Coast

@article{Johnsen2009SalmonSA,
  title={Salmon, Science, and Reciprocity on the Northwest Coast},
  author={D. Bruce Johnsen},
  journal={Natural Resources Law \& Policy eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
  • D. Johnsen
  • Published 29 December 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources Law & Policy eJournal
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