The letter that was drafted for the protection of salmon after more than five hours of discussion. A meeting was just held in Anchorage Alaska with represenatives from the fishing industry, the developers of the pebble mine project and local villages from the Bristol Bay area.
Some people desire a state fish refuge in the Nushagak and Kvichak river drainages but others feel it would hamper economic development.
The Alaska Board of fisheries did a good job at the hearing listening to all sides of the proposal and came to the conclusion that additional protection was needed for the salmon in the Bay.
Local fisherman were happy with the outcome and are watching the process very carefully.