Trout Unlimited has been fighting to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble mine for over a decade. As salmon runs decline globally, Bristol Bay important not only as a powerhouse for wild salmon, but also the engine for local and international fish-based economies. With the threat of the Pebble mine and other hard rock mining proposals on adjacent state and federal land, now is the time to act to protect one of our greatest treasures.
Rainbow photo by Tim Romano. Header photo by FlyOut Media
I am not opposed to mining, but [Pebble] is the wrong mine in the wrong place. Ted Stevens
Find the latest on Pebble’s proposal, the status of the campaign and how you can help on the blogs of Trout Unlimited and our Alaska-based partner coalition, Save Bristol Bay.
Bristol Bay needs your helpWrong mine. Wrong place.
What’s at stake in Bristol Bay?
Largest sockeye salmon fishery in the WORLD
Combined Bristol Bay fishery is valued at $1.5 billion and supports over 14,000 jobs including commercial fishermen, processors, lodge owners, guides, tourism operators and more.
30 Alaska Native Tribes in the region that depend on salmon to support their traditional subsistence ways of life
World class fishing: Recreation and tourism spending in Bristol Bay brings $90 million annually to the state in the form of taxes and licenses through the 37,000 fishing trips taken to the region each year.