Click on the Pebble Mine logo in right column to learn more about Pebble Mine. You can also view a beautiful slideshow of the region where Pebble Mine may be destined to set up shop. We can stop this. Don't let large corporations come in and destroy fragile ecosystems and viable commercial fisheries. Let's keep the headwaters of Bristol Bay clean and pure. If BP has a cap on the amount their financial responsibility in the Gulf of Mexico, then any mine malfunction or disaster in Bristol Bay will ultimately cost to the environment and the people who make Alaska their home. Just say no to companies who's (remember when corporations used to be that and not who?) goal is essentially to make a profit for their shareholders--at all costs. Say yes to innovative fishermen and people who want to make a living or a home for themselves and their families without destroying their environment and health.
Matt Marinkovich, commercial fisherman. Catching fish for YOU!
Matt Marinkovich gillnets for salmon out of Friday Harbor, WA.
He sells his catch locally on San Juan and Orcas Island.
He catches sockeye, pink, chinook (king), coho (silver), and keta (chum) salmon. Every fish is bled and iced immediately, then dressed and packed in ice shortly after. Matt fishes close to home so the fish are usually available within hours of being caught.
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Salmon Are Sacred.
Sea Lice Video by Georgia Strait Alliance--Very Good
Sea lice on a salmon smolt. Sea lice naturally occur on wild adult salmon but die as soon as the adult salmon swim up stream into fresh water. Adult salmon have a natural defense against these parasites, scales; and therefore the lice are benign. Unfortunately, the salmon farms are breeding grounds for billions of sea lice. These sea lice are then easily transferred to the vulnerable young salmon as they migrate from the rivers, pass the farms on their way to open ocean. Since many of these young salmon do not have scales yet, they do not survive the sea lice infestation from the farms. This smolt is too small for sea lice; it will most likely not survive. @Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED