National Fisherman


OPPONENTS of a massive gold, copper and molybdenum mining operation proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay are not letting their guard down.
 
The announcement earlier this month that London-based Anglo American would end its partnership with Canada’s Northern Dynasty Minerals to develop the Pebble mine was well-received by critics, but no one assumes the fight is over.
 
Everything about the Pebble mine is huge — the potential mineral recovery, the scale of the project and the potential for disaster in one of the world’s most vibrant fisheries.
 
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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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