Posts Tagged 'alaska salmon'

Mining Threatens Alaskan Salmon

Bristol Bay in southern Alaska is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The rivers emptying into it are the spawning grounds for runs of Sockeye salmon millions strong. These runs of salmon and other fish support a huge commercial and sport fishing market, as well as large numbers of marine mammals.

The headwaters of two of these rivers, the Kvichak and the Newhalen, may be threatened by a proposed copper/gold/molybdenum mine, which if built as proposed, would be one of the largest mines in the world…

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-10-24/61142.html

Sport fishing is constantly being challenged with pollution and environmental damage.  A huge mine right by Bristol Bay sounds like it would have a big impact on the quality of local salmon.