The following press release is courtesy of Commercial Fishermen For Bristol Bay:
We are holding a Pebble Mine town hall TODAY, Thursday April 25, in Seattle at the UW Fisheries Auditorium. Pebble Mine is currently being pushed through the permitting process with what looks like a pre-determined outcome in its favor. All advocates for Bristol Bay need to show up if we are going to put a stop to this reckless, destructive proposal. Our panel tonight wil be there to explain where the mine is in the permitting process and what you can do to stop it. Join us today from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the University of Washington Fisheries Auditorium at 1122 NE Boat St. RSVP here.
Speakers will include:
Dr. Dan Schindler
One of the most prominent fisheries scientists in Bristol Bay and University of Washington biologist, he has been a leading voice in identifying the scientific deficiencies in the Pebble Mine permit application.
An Alaska commercial fishing Alaskan waters for over thirty five years Nick has worn many hats in the fishing and seafood industry: deckhand, processor, logistics expert, international fish trader, international quality control expert. Nick worked as a buyer’s’ rep, fleet manager, and quality control for the Togiak Herring Fishery, and was elected twice to the board of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. He is the founder of Alaskan Select Seafoods, delivering high quality, nutritious seafood, from Alaska’s sustainably managed fisheries directly to the consumer.
Bring your questions, and get ready to take action to protect the wild fisheries and ecosystems you love. It’s going to be an informative and fun night.
Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay
Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay is a coalition of over 100 fishing organizations and thousands of individual fishermen working to protect the 14,000 jobs, more than $500 million in annual income, and over half the world’s wild sockeye salmon provided by Bristol Bay’s sustainable fishery.