Economy

Bristol Bay fishermen team up with major retailers and chefs to raise awareness of legendary salmon run, Pebble Mine threat

webmaster  -  Jul 18, 2013  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
July 15, 2013 Seattle, WA – Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery is winding down, with fishermen already having harvested well over 15 million sockeye salmon. Meanwhile, thousands of grocery stores are telling their customers about Bristol Bay sockeye, the world’s largest sustainable salmon run – and the threat that hangs

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The Gift that Gives Back

webmaster  -  Dec 18, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
We want to make you a social media star, and send you a beautiful photo! Hi, this is Jorden Greiner from Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay (CFBB). That’s me in the photo (on the right), with Kat Carscallen and Ben Blakey at our booth last month at Pacific Marine Expo.

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Mining CEO on the way out should take Pebble idea with her

webmaster  -  Nov 18, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
Published: November 18, 2012 Written By: Bobby Andrew Read full article at www.alaskadispatch.com    In London in 2008, I sat down with Cynthia Carroll, the CEO of the UK-based mining corporation behind the proposed Pebble Mine. She promised me then, and every year since, that Anglo American wouldn’t develop the

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Why former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski is wrong about Pebble

webmaster  -  Nov 15, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and BP oil worker Mel Brown writes why Former Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski misses the mark on Pebble Mine comparisons. Brown hits the mark when he says, “The Pebble debate is not about environmental interests battling an environmental threat. To the contrary, it is about local

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Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s review process for Bristol Bay report

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For Immediate Release Friday, November 9, 2012 For more information:   Bob Waldrop, executive director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, bdrop@bbrsda.com; 907-223-1588   Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s peer review process for Bristol Bay assessment; Call on President for swift action to protect fishery, jobs, and economy Anchorage – Commercial

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Leadership changes at Anglo American raise questions about Alaska’s Pebble Mine

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WRITTEN BY: Margaret Bauman, The Cordova Times PUBLISHED: Nov 03, 2012 To read full article, visit www.alaskadispatch.com   Corporate leadership changes are under way at the international mining firm behind the big push to develop the Pebble mine, but what effect this may have on the multimillion-dollar project is still

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‘Boom, Bust, Boom': We need the Pebble Mine like the plague

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By Joel Reynolds Published: October 29, 2012 Visit full article at www.huffingtonpost.com   Last month, Grover Norquist surprised a lot of people when he appeared to take up the cause of renewable energy, noting in a Politico column that copper is a necessary component of wind turbines. In his view,

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Bristol Bay fisherman writes a letter to the Wall Street Journal

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EPA is Right on Pebble Mine Project Written by: John Fairbanks PUBLISHED: October 29, 2012 Read full article at The Wall Street Journal   Critical detail is lacking in the letter of Oct. 20 from the Alaska Miners Association’s Deantha Crockett. The Pebble project mine’s hundreds of jobs pale in

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Editorial: A chunk of change

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A chunk of change Yesterday, the Commerce Department issued federal disaster declarations for two disparate fisheries — Alaska king salmon and Northeast groundfish. What is it about a disaster declaration that garners huge headlines? And yet, the fact that small-boat fishermen are going out of business every day in the

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Review of EPA work on Pebble was sound

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As a fisheries scientist, I tend to deal in a world of technical jargon. Oncorhynchus, isotopes, and life history plasticity are terms we use often. The same goes for the term ‘peer review,’ the process in which the EPA recently engaged prominent scientists to review its draft “Assessment of Potential

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