Pebbel Mine http://www.kplu.org en Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion http://www.kplu.org/post/pebble-mine-opponents-put-value-bristol-bay-fishery-15-billion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though it’s thousands of miles away, a </span><a href="http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining/largemine/pebble/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">proposed mine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for gold and copper in Alaska’s Bristol Bay threatens to destroy the livelihood of thousands of people in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Seattle’s fleet of commercial fishermen and seafood processors have been a big part of the<a href="http://www.savebristolbay.org/about-the-bay/about-pebble-mine" target="_blank"> opposition to the so-called Pebble Mine</a>.</p><p>A new economic report puts the value of Bristol Bay’s salmon at <a href="http://fishermenforbristolbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/CFBB-ISER-full-report-FINAL-4-19-2013.pdf" target="_blank">$1.5 billion per year</a>,&nbsp;and says more than a quarter of the jobs it generates are located in Washington state.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 03:04:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8733 at http://www.kplu.org Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion