Alaska Fisherman

Pebble Mine

The world's most valuable wild salmon run is threatened by a plan to dig North America's largest open-pit gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed. Here's the latest:

EPA Begins Process to Protect Fishery

EPA is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay.

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Compass: Some lawmakers show more regard for Northern Dynasty than for Bristol Bay's people by Robert Heyano

In a recent ill-informed letter to Pebble mine proponent Northern Dynasty Minerals, a handful of members of the Alaska State Legislature, led by Senate Resources Chair Cathy Giessel, seemed to be out to prove how loyal they are to foreign mining interests and how little they care about Alaskans fighting for their way of life....

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Compass: Pebble threat to Bristol Bay salmon is real by Carol Ann Woody

Bristol Bay produces about half the world's wild sockeye salmon supply and the world's largest, most valuable, sustainable, wild salmon fishery; runs average 20-40 million. According to the University of Alaska's Institute for Social and Economic Research, Bristol Bay's commercial fishery in 2010 created $1.5 billion in U.S. output and 10,000 full-time-equivalent jobs. Alaskans own the majority (1,474) of fishing permits and in 2010, about 7,000 people fished while 5,000 processed salmon...


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Beyond Pebble: Protect the Entire Watershed by David Harsila

...Although most public discussion to date has focused on Pebble, EPA’s Assessment addresses all potential large scale mining in the Kvichak and Nushagak drainages, uses Pebble as an example, and identifies fifteen other deposits, too, where significant exploration has occurred as potential large mines in the drainages....


Humble Deposit: Concern on the Horizon

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a Multi-Agency (State and Federal) application for Hard Rock Exploration in the Bristol Bay Mining District near the town of New Stuyahok.

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