Fisheries interests bristle over prospect of Bristol Bay drilling

By Margaret Bauman Alaska Journal of Commerce, 4/8/07 Commercial fishermen concerned that offshore exploration might cause irreparable ecological damage say the relatively small amount of recoverable oil and gas is hardly worth the risk to Bristol Bay’s vast salmon fisheries. Karen Gillis, executive director of the Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, points to data gathered by the federal … Read more Fisheries interests bristle over prospect of Bristol Bay drilling

Bristol Bay and Western Alaska Salmon Stocks Face Interceptions in Russian Waters

Government officials have tried to reassure Western Alaskan fishers that large numbers of salmon are not being netted in international waters. We at AIFMA agree that due diligence by U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards has prevented large numbers of salmon from being stolen on the high seas. In an editorial by former Alaskan Governor Murkowski … Read more Bristol Bay and Western Alaska Salmon Stocks Face Interceptions in Russian Waters

NOAA’s offshore aquaculture legislation – OPPOSED

Institute for Fisheries Resources * The Ocean Conservancy   Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations * Environmental Defense Monterey Bay Aquarium * Sierra Club * Environment Matters  Food & Water Watch * National Coalition for Marine Conservation Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance * Fishing Vessel Owners Association Go Wild Campaign * Center for Food Safety * Oceana Alaska Marine Conservation Council * Alaska Trollers … Read more NOAA’s offshore aquaculture legislation – OPPOSED

AIFMA- State Lawmakers Should Act on Pro-Salmon Bills

Alaska Independent Fishermen’s  Marketing Association April 20, 2007 Anchorage Daily News Letter to the Editor P.O. Box 149001 Anchorage, AK 99514 Dear Editor, State Lawmakers Should Act on Pro-Salmon Bills Alaska’s greatest salmon fishery is facing a threat to its survival. The prospect of an industrial mining district in the Bristol Bay region anchored by the … Read more AIFMA- State Lawmakers Should Act on Pro-Salmon Bills

Protect Alaska’s Wild Salmon

Boston Globe Editorial © Copyright; 2007 The New York Times Company   April 2, 2007 IN ALASKA, the world’s most valuable wild salmon run is threatened by a plan to dig North America’s largest open-pit gold and copper mine. Like any major development promising jobs, Northern Dynasty Minerals’ Pebble project has supporters in Alaska, while opponents … Read more Protect Alaska’s Wild Salmon

AIFMA- Supports HB 134—Protection of Spawning Habitat

Alaska Independent Fishermen’s  Marketing Association P.O. Box 60131 Seattle, WA 98160 Phone/Fax (206) 542-3930 February 19, 2007 Representative Paul Seaton Fisheries Chair State Capitol, Rm 102 Juneau, AK 99801-1182 Fax: 907-465-3472 Dear Representative Seaton, Re: AIFMA Supports HB 134—Protection of Spawning Habitat Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. The Bristol Bay … Read more AIFMA- Supports HB 134—Protection of Spawning Habitat

Bristol Bay up for grabs OIL LEASES: Worried fishing interests take their case to Congress

By Kevin Diaz, Anchorage Daily News (4/1/07) WASHINGTON — Longtime Alaska fisherman Tom Tilden, chief of the Curyung Tribal Council in Dillingham, spent the last week looking for ways to connect Capitol Hill lawmakers to his native Bristol Bay, which he fears may soon be opened to oil and gas exploration. He found the talking … Read more Bristol Bay up for grabs OIL LEASES: Worried fishing interests take their case to Congress

Bristol Bay’s largest salmon fishermen’s association opposes proposed 5-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Program

Alaska Independent Fishermen’s  Marketing Association P.O. Box 60131 Seattle, WA 98160 Phone/Fax (206) 542-3930 November 24, 2006 Renee Orr, 5-Year Program Manager Minerals Management Service 381 Elden St., MS 4010 Herndon, VA 20170 Dear Ms. Orr, Re: Bristol Bay‘s largest salmon fishermen’s association opposes proposed 5-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Program I am the President … Read more Bristol Bay’s largest salmon fishermen’s association opposes proposed 5-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Program

AIFMA- Opposes the Proposed Pebble Mine

Alaska Independent Fishermen’s  Marketing Association P.O. Box 60131 Seattle, WA 98160 Phone/Fax (206) 542-3930 December 12, 2005 Governor Frank Murkowski P.O. Box 110001 Juneau, AK 99811 Dear Governor Murkowski: RE: AIFMA Opposes the Proposed Pebble Mine AIFMA opposes the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region. AIFMA is the largest association of commercial sockeye salmon … Read more AIFMA- Opposes the Proposed Pebble Mine