Heritage Radio Reports on Bristol Bay Salmon

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Here at Heritage Foods USA, we are luck enough to work closely with Heritage Radio Network. Both organizations were founded by Patrick Martins and both share the philosophy of promoting a healthy and sustainable food system and celebrating food culture. Part of this blog will feature stories from Heritage Radio Network reporting on issues, foods, farmers, and events.

Our first feature comes from an April episode of the Community Session featuring Christopher Nicolson of the Iliamna Fish Company talking about mining, fishing, and conservation in Bristol Bay in Alaska.

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From HRN:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release the second draft detailing the environmental effects of a copper mine planned to be constructed in Bristol Bay, Alaska. In this HRN Community Session, Nathaniel Coburn sits down with Christopher Nicolson, vitner at Red Hook Winery, and Sockeye Salmon fisherman up in Bristol Bay. Find out how byproducts of mining, such as roadways, settling ponds, and heavy metals will endanger not only the Sockeye population, but the native bird populations and other fish species. How do indigenous Alaskan people feel about the potential of a mine coming to their homeland? Learn how consumers can vote with their fork concerning this environmental threat.

Listen here: http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/episodes/4028-Bristol-Bay-with-Christopher-Nicolson

About Janani Lee

After completing her BA degree in Dance and Religious Studies at Wesleyan University, Janani spent time farming and working in kitchens in California and Hawaii. In May 2013 she graduated from NYU with a masters in Food Studies with a focus on Food Systems. She is interested in urban farming, arts education, and food policy.