Transboundary. USAG signed on to the letter described in this article along with about 100 other groups, municipalities and businesses, to ask the state to work with our federal government to ensure our waters are protected from upstream mining: http://juneauempire.com/
Mount Polley Mine Corp, owned by Imperial Metals, will not be fined for its major damn breach Aug 2014 http://www.desmog.ca/2015/12/
Water quality testing begins on the Stikine and Taku Rivers; Unuk River testing is in the works http://www.wrangellsentinel.
GE Salmon. http://www.adn.com/article/
Forest Service. Throughout southeast they are having open houses and subsistence hearings next month regarding the “Proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)”. Show up and see the 5 alternatives or send written comments by Feb 22http://www.fs.usda.gov/
Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit. Put on by Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, this is a series of training, networking and skill building talks for new entrants in managing modern commercial fishing businesses; Jan 27-29in Juneau https://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/
Marketing. In response to low salmon prices, Bristol Bay’s Regional Development Association votes to use more than $1 million on marketing https://www.undercurrentnews.
Holiday Viewing. Here’s some pretty amazing photos and video of Bristol Bay sockeye http://www.mnn.com/earth-
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