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

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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