The Pebble Mine makes no sense for Alaska.  Sport fishing, hunting and eco-tourism contribute $160 million every year to Bristol Bay communities, and this amount is increasing every year.  Recreational and American commercial fishing jobs account for 14,000 permanent jobs and that number will continue to grow.  Pebble will only provide temporary jobs and the corporate profits from the project will leave our country.  This is a bad deal for Alaska and the United States.

K.C. Walsh

The Grundéns name stands for hard work.  It stands for family. It stands for fishing.  When bad ideas threaten our livelihood, we are going to stand with our community.  Ripping a hole in the heart of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and threatening 20,000 American jobs is a bad idea.  Plain and simple.

Mat Jackson General Manager, Grundéns

Bristol Bay is one of the world’s largest fisheries for wild salmon. As a business committed to providing our customers sustainably harvested and raised seafood, New Seasons Market would be negatively impacted with the loss of this fishery.  A mine in the region would benefit very few and hurt so many, including fisherman, retailers, and consumers throughout the supply chain in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Daisy Berg Seafood Category Manager, New Seasons Market

Conserving the one-of-a-kind resource we have in Bristol Bay is not only economically savvy, but it is also aligned with conservative values that emphasize long-term welfare over short-term gain.  If we are to truly put America first, we must take action to prevent the Pebble Mine.  The region’s economy and culture are rich, and its currency is salmon.  If we take care of the salmon and rivers, that wealth will support communities and American jobs forever.

Perk Perkins CEO, Orvis

As the owner of 13 Seattle restaurants that employ 800 people, I’m proud to support the whole economic chain around Bristol Bay sockeye, from the Alaskan and Washington processors that we buy our salmon from, to the fishermen who harvest it. Nearly $10 million of my business’ annual sales is generated by salmon, which is the most popular choice on our menus.

Tom Douglas Chef and Restaurateur
Our nation’s enduring supply of healthy seafood requires sustainable fishing practices and wise ecological protections. The Seafood Harvesters of America oppose the Pebble Mine as it threatens the headwaters of the World’s most productive salmon and iconic Bering Sea fisheries, jeopardizing multi-billion dollar renewable resources to the detriment of fishing communities and seafood lovers around the globe.
Chris Brown President, Seafood Harvesters of America