Help Protect Bristol Bay

Over the years we have been lucky enough to partner with the hard working fishermen of Bristol Bay, Alaska.  They spend every summer working their nets to bring us delicious, sustainably harvested salmon. This precious fishery is currently being threatened by the proposed construction of the largest open pit copper and gold mine in the country.

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Sustainably caught sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska.

If the Pebble Mine is approved, up to 10 billion tons of waste would be created inevitably harming the largest sockeye fishery in the country.  The EPA released a draft of restrictions on July 18th in an attempt to protect the salmon’s habitat. They are accepting public comments until September 19th regarding the drafted restrictions and how it should proceed.

If you would like to learn more about the salmon’s habitat or the fishermen being impacted, please visit the Bristol Bay website www.bristolbaysockeye.org/

Or listen to this piece recently published at Heritage Radio Network www.heritageradionetwork.com/category_posts/593-Saving-Alaska-s-SalmonScreen_Shot_2014-06-06_at_1.29.46_PM

If you want to contribute to the conversation and encourage the EPA to continue to support the Bristol Bay fishery, please submit a comment at salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50802/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14589

 STAY TUNED THIS FALL for wild caught Alaskan salmon fillets. 

About Mary McCarthy

Mary is the newest addition to our team here at Heritage Foods. She has worked previously with both Slow Food USA and The Museum of Natural History focusing on ecology and evolutionary biology. She hopes to focus her talents helping us expand our breed information knowledge base, and assist with ethical and sustainable product sourcing.