Alaska Airlines' summer service to Dillingham and King Salmon is scheduled to start June 9th. "That's daily service between both destinations," said Marianne Lindsey, a spokesperson with Alaska Airlines.
On behalf of my fellow Bristol Bay fishermen, past and present, I would like to issue a friendly challenge to the Pebble Limited Partnership, and specifically its Chief Executive Officer, John Shively. But first, let’s review a few things that we know about the Bristol Bay watershed and the proposed Pebble Mine:
•The salmon runs of Bristol Bay have sustained residents of this region for approximately 9,000 years, or about 350 generations.
The question of offshore oil and gas development has hung over Bristol Bay and the southeast Bering Sea for 35 years. Lease sales have been scheduled, fought, sold and repurchased only to be scheduled again once temporary moratoriums expired or were lifted.
The Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery and in total produces an astounding annual value of $1.5 billion, according to a new report, “The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.” The fishery supports a significant number of jobs in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California, and the total value of Bristol Bay salmon product exports in 2010 was $252.3 million, accounting for nearly 6% of the total value of all U.S. seafood exports that year.
Anchorage - The Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery and in total produces an astounding annual value of $1.5 billion, according to a new report, “The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.” The fishery supports a significant number of jobs in the four West Coast states, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California, and the total value of Bristol Bay sa
Mine permitting is neither rigorous nor scientific. Disagree? Name one mine that did not proceed because of review process rejection. Then name one open pit mine that does not have, or has not had, serious environmental problems.
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Ever since the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) updated its Bristol Bay Area Plan for land use management in 2005, there has been debate about what should and should not be considered the best use of the land. And as the proposed Pebble Mine became clearer in scope, some Bristol Bay residents became more and more concerned about what the plan's revisions were designed to accomplish.
Last year, an unprecedented 12-day King salmon fishing closure on the Kuskokwim River devastated the subsistence harvest of the fish. Instead of taking about 75,000 Kings as usual, residents only caught 20,000. However, this year should be different.
A spokesman for Bristol Bay salmon drift permit holders says proponents of the Pebble mine are betting fishermen’s assets that they can safely develop and operate a large-scale mine at the headwaters of a critical watershed.
“They are playing poker with chips they don’t own,” said Bob Waldrop, executive director of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised assessment today on the Bristol Bay watershed. The report says building the Pebble Mine near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery could wipe out as many as 90 miles of streams and alter stream flows. EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the document generally affirms conclusions reached in the initial report last year.
Build-out of a large-scale mine near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in Alaska could wipe out as many as 90 miles of streams and alter stream flows, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a revised assessment released Friday.
Rio Tinto PLC said it had no immediate plans to develop the massive Pebble copper and gold project in Alaska, the company's chief executive said Thursday, in which the mining titan owns an indirect 10% stake.
Although I was glad to hear that DNR was coming to Port Heiden to discuss and take public comment on the amendments to the 2005 Bristol Bay Area Plan, I was extremely unhappy with the unprofessional and misleading meeting they conducted.
A power struggle over who confirms sustainability of Alaska's wild salmon appears to be giving the state an edge, with the bulk of the 2013 harvest to be certified under a third party certification program provided by Ireland-based Global Trust.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announced April 16 that about 80 percent of the state's wild salmon would be available under this United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization-based Responsible Fisheries Management program.