West Coast fisheries http://kplu.org en Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion http://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://kplu.org Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion Efforts growing to control the smaller fish of the seas http://kplu.org/post/efforts-growing-control-smaller-fish-seas <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982400.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982400.mp3</a></p><p>WARRENTON, Ore. &ndash; Perhaps you&#39;ve had salmon, tuna or swordfish for dinner recently. Or maybe it&#39;s on the menu tonight. Every big fish that lands on your plate got that big by eating lots and lots of little fish.</p><p>If you don&#39;t have abundant small fish in the ocean, you won&#39;t have the big fish. That&#39;s why some scientists, fishery managers and advocacy groups are paying more attention to the small prey in the sea.</p><p>Some environmental group now also want tighter regulation, and that&#39;s making fishermen nervous.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:18:02 +0000 Tom Banse 2345 at http://kplu.org Efforts growing to control the smaller fish of the seas A new way to divvy up the West Coast fish catch http://kplu.org/post/new-way-divvy-west-coast-fish-catch <p>West Coast fishermen are faced with a new way of deciding who gets to catch how much of what kinds of fish. Federal fisheries managers -- and many fishermen -- say it’ll be good for business <em>and</em> for fish stocks. But others fear the impact on small fishing communities.</p><p><strong>How has it been done up till now?</strong></p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:38:36 +0000 Liam Moriarty 546 at http://kplu.org A new way to divvy up the West Coast fish catch