By Chris Cocoles SEATTLE – Chilly temperatures greeted a hearty group of an estimated 150 fishermen and community members attending Thursday’s Stop Pebble Mine rally at the Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Among several speakers who took the podium was Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell (D), who has penned a letter headed to President Obama in Washington pleading to … Read more Local Fishermen, Washington senator apply anti-Pebble Mine pressure
Those opposed to the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay who live in the Seattle area can attend a rally this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Terminal in the Ballard neighborhood. More information is available on this Facebook page.
If you have desire to hunt moose in the extreme northern part of Alaska, you’ll have more chances to do so. The Alaska Board of Game agreed to extend the moose hunting season by 16 days and will affect the areas around Nome, Bethel, Barrow and Kotzebue. From the Bristol Bay Times: The season has … Read more Moose Season Extended in Barrow
EPA’s Final Assessment Finds Plenty Of Risks In Bristol Bay Mine By Andy Walgamott, on January 15th, 2014 (U.S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Bristol Bay Assessment describing potential impacts to salmon and ecological resources from proposed large-scale copper and gold mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska. … Read more EPA’s Final Assessment Finds Plenty Of Risks In Bristol Bay Mine
Photos courtesy of Jake’s Nushagak Salmon Camp Eli Huffman of Jake’s Nushagak Salmon Camp offered this report: The 2014 Nushagak king salmon run is predicted to be a very good year. The economy of the last five years has been a challenge for most outfitters in Alaska with a 60-percent decline in fishermen and many … Read more Nushagak king salmon run looking strong for 2014
Not a lot of newsy material here that isn’t already known, but a nice perspective from a couple journalism students writing for McClatchy News Service about the fishing vs. mining debate (and if both industries would ever be able to succeed working side-by-side) that is the Bristol Bay Pebble Mine controversy. Here’s a segment of the report from … Read more Another Pebble Mine Story
It’s hard to believe 2014 is already upon us. I’m now working on my fifth edition of Alaska Sporting Journal, and both the magazine and editor are works in progress. I hope we’ve delivered you some intriguing storylines thus far. And we hope to continue that well into 2014. Here’s a good story to chew … Read more Happy New Year from Alaska Sporting Journal