A new documentary short film,School of Fish, tells the story of a Bristol Bay family that reflects the importance of salmon in that area amid the backdrop of the ongoing fight to block the Pebble Mine project. Here’s some more information via Trout Unlimited:
The film, “School of Fish”, is a 19-minute documentary that offers an intimate portrait inside one family’s seasonal salmon rituals and their connection to the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy, an educational training program where local youth are taught fly fishing and guiding skills that help prepare them for careers in the recreational fishing industry.
Trout Unlimited and Orvis are proud sponsors of this important and timely film, as it is a hopeful glimpse at the future that is possible when long-term protections for Bristol Bay salmon are put in place. The threat of the proposed Pebble Mine has been of concern to many Alaskans for more than two decades now. The Pebble Mine fight is not over yet, as the State Of Alaska filed a lawsuit filed in August 2023 against the EPA to block the Clean Water Act Protections that would provide protections for the rivers and steams near the Pebble Mine site.