Latest Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska Stories

Live Webcams Give Unique View Of Alaskan Bears Fishing For Salmon
2012-07-25 08:50:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New webcams have been set up for the Internet public's viewing, and this time they are capturing the iconic scene of bears snatching their lunch out of a river. Explore.org set up live HD video streams of giant brown bears in Alaska catching salmon in Katmai National Park. Anyone with an Internet connection can now watch these bears catching their dinner by typing "explore.org/bears" in their browser. The Brooks Falls cam is...

2011-08-17 10:30:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first poll of commercial fisherman in Alaska's Bristol Bay region found that an overwhelming majority - 85 percent - oppose the controversial Pebble Mine proposal. Moreover, a near unanimous 96 percent believe the headwaters of Bristol Bay should be protected for future generations. The poll, conducted by nonpartisan firm Craciun Research, surveyed 350 or over 10% of commercial fishing permit holders who live in Alaska and outside the...

2011-03-29 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chefs, restaurateurs and food lovers from across the country called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska's wild salmon fishery from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine. Nearly 200 people - including Chefs Tom Colicchio, Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Barton Seaver and Nora Pouillon - sent a letter on Tuesday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to use the agency's authority...

2011-02-07 15:48:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Natives, the commercial fishing industry and sportsmen applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement today to conduct a scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed. "Today's announcement from the EPA is a great first step toward protecting Bristol Bay from the dangers of Pebble Mine," said Tim Bristol, Director of Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program. "We are pleased the EPA is doing the right thing by starting...

2009-05-12 15:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, the best Alaska tours avoid crowds and mega-cruises in favor of small-group, off-the-beaten-track adventure travel and grizzly bear tours. Natural Habitat Adventures' award-winning ecotours reveal rare access to a wildly authentic insiders' experience reminiscent of Alaska's early days as a state in three separate Alaskan odysseys, including a 2009 National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime"...

2008-07-13 15:00:16

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 13--Sockeye salmon returning to Bristol Bay are running a little late this year, but you'd never know it from the glut of reds now overwhelming processors in Bristol Bay. Harvesters, who were initially getting a reported 60 cents to 70 cents a pound, were livid and complaining to the office of Gov. Sarah Palin. Fishermen had requested before the season began that the state allow additional processors into Bristol Bay, but the...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 4--Unlike other areas of the state where salmon runs have lagged, millions and millions of sockeye are pouring into Bristol Bay. Normally that's a glorious thing for commercial fishermen. But many gillnetters are livid and are flooding the governor's office with angry calls. They're upset that processing companies are buying only limited catches, or suspending purchases altogether. The problem is that canneries are plugged with...

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