Defenders of Bristol Bay breathe a sigh of relief
For over 15 years, the threat of Pebble Mine development has weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of people whose culture, ways of life, and businesses depend on the clean water and wild salmon of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Today, we breathe a collective sigh of relief with the news that the U.S. Army Corps has denied Pebble Mine a key permit needed to advance the project. The work may not be over, but this step is an important victory.
We send our deepest gratitude to the Tribes, frontline organizations, and leaders who have led this battle and bore this burden for too long. Sitka Salmon Shares looks forward to continuing to support a future that is built on generating economic value from renewable fisheries resources in a way that honors the cultures, traditions, and ways of life that indigenous people of Bristol Bay have stewarded since time immemorial.
— Kelly Harrell
Chief Fisheries Officer
Interested in learning more about this issue? We support the work of the following organizations as they work to keep Alaska’s environment healthy and wild.
Know Your Author
Kelly serves as conductor of the beautiful, unpredictable symphony that is our wild fisheries supply chain. She’s a career champion of small-scale fisheries with 15 years’ experience working toward policy and market-based change in support of local fishermen, communities, food systems, and conservation.