I got the word direct from Dillingham today when I caught up with Katherine Carscallen, director of Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay, a third-generation Bristol Bay fisherman and resident of Dillingham, Alaska, in Bristol Bay.

We discuss the letter from the Dillingham city council and Curyung Tribal Council requesting the governor consider calling off the season.

I ask Carscallen for an update on the lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency that recently went through a dismissal hearing in federal court.

She also provides her insight on the Army Corps of Engineers' push to finish the Pebble Partnership's deeply flawed environmental impact statement despite widespread disruption to the process caused by covid-19.

Visit Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay and the organization's Take Action page.

Carscallen also recommends the Bristol Bay Native Corp.'s compilation of co-op agency meetings and notes.

For more information on Bristol Bay's upcoming season and covid-19, visit the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association's C-19 resources page.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bristol Bay info page provides project updates.

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 16 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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