Last month, six commercial fishermen filed a lawsuit against the regional seafood association in Bristol Bay to which they belong. The lawsuit, funded by the Pebble Limited Partnership, challenges more than $250,000 in funds the association had spent on groups that oppose the Pebble Mine. Now, the Dunleavy administration has added its voice to the dispute.
Still a waiting game in Bristol Bay today - Westside Manager Tim Sands tells us why we're waiting for Nushagak Drifters to get a chance to wet their lines, and in the meantime, Kate Consenstein fills us in on plans to market Bristol Bay sockeye to Boulder foodies.
The most controversial and talked about issue in the Bristol Bay region for well over a decade has been the proposed Pebble Mine. Many organizations have come out in opposition to the mine including several fishing groups. One of those groups is the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which represents the over 18-hundred Bristol Bay driftnet permit holders. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.
This report includes a story about the recent annual meeting of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association and a report on the Alaska Local Boundary Commission meeting Wednesday about the Dillingham Superior Court Judge's decision to overturn the City of Dillingham's annexation of the Nushagak Commercial Fishing District.
Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.