Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


The mission of the BBRSDA is to increase the value of Bristol Bay seafood products for the benefit of fishermen.

Pebble Funding a Lawsuit Against BBRSDA

Click on the flag for more information about United States UNITED STATES
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 20:10 (GMT + 9)

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is financing a lawsuit whose purpose appears to be silencing Bristol Bay fishermen and preventing them from participating in the Army Corps of Engineers comment period, which currently ends on May 30th.

This lawsuit was filed on April 1st against the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (“BBRSDA”), purportedly on behalf of six commercial fishermen. The suit seeks to block the BBRSDA from funding educational efforts related to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Pebble Project, including both a technical review and outreach efforts.

Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is proposing to develop the Pebble copper-­gold­-molybdenum porphyry deposit (Pebble Deposit) in southwest Alaska as an open-pit mine, with associated infrastructure.

BBRSDA Executive Director Andy Wink stated, “We are a self-funded membership of fishermen seeking to promote the marketability, sustainability, and value of Bristol Bay seafood. We are engaging on the Pebble issue specifically because we are worried about its potential effect on both the abundance and the marketability of our product and the region’s prolific salmon runs. The vast majority of BBRSDA’s fishermen members consider the Pebble Mine to be their number one concern. All of BBRSDA’s actions are geared towards building abundance and per-pound value and frankly, it’s working very well. The average ex-vessel earnings per active permit in the Bristol Bay driftnet salmon fishery have nearly doubled in the past three years due to rising prices – meaning demand for wild Bristol Bay salmon has increased significantly.”

YouTube video: Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon: Wild Taste from an Amazing Place

“BBRSDA began a regional branding program in mid-2016 as a pilot project in 9 stores, and it’s grown quickly to include promotions in over 1,000 stores in 2018. The fishery’s reputation for abundant sockeye salmon runs from a pristine environment are critical elements of our marketing efforts. Retail prices for wild sockeye salmon—half of which is harvested in Bristol Bay—are nearly $3.00/lb. greater than farmed salmon fillets at retail. Consumers choose to pay more for wild sockeye salmon because it’s a healthy, abundant, premium wild salmon species from a pristine and unspoiled environment. It’s a unique resource unlike anything else in the world. The Pebble Mine could jeopardize that, and at the very least we believe it’s important to engage in the permitting process so that if the mine does proceed, it’s built with adequate safeguards for fishermen, residents, and sockeye consumers. If this lawsuit is meant as some sort of April Fool’s joke on Bristol Bay fishermen by Pebble, we aren’t laughing.”

Source: BBRSDA

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Apr 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
SFP announces Target 75 progress
United Kingdom
Apr 23, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Mowi buys Welsh lumpfish farmer
Palau
Apr 22, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Giant clam aquaculture research facility officially opened
Viet Nam
Apr 22, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Pangasius industry urged to improve product quality
Peru
Apr 22, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Demand from Asian markets boosts Peruvian exports of frozen squid
Spain
Apr 22, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
EC chooses the Galician brand 'pescadeRías' as an example of good practices
Peru
Apr 22, 20:50 (GMT + 9):
New fishing right for anchovy will raise more than USD 34 million per year
Republic of Ireland
Apr 22, 20:30 (GMT + 9):
Minister reversal revoking Mowi salmon farm licence welcomed by FIE
Norway
Apr 22, 20:10 (GMT + 9):
Weekly exports of Atlantic Salmon grow (week 15)
European Union
Apr 22, 20:10 (GMT + 9):
Surimi imports of Extra-UE increased in 2018
United States
Apr 22, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
So far in 2019, Korea and Japan are the main destinations for surimi exports
Viet Nam
Apr 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Coast Guard check VN-China fishery agreement implementation
United Kingdom
Apr 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Anti-pollution booms deployed as fishing boat sinks at Oban
Canada
Apr 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fisheries Department announces chinook fishing restrictions in B.C.
Japan
Apr 18, 12:00 (GMT + 9):
Easter recess



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
So far in 2019, Korea and Japan are the main destinations for surimi exports
United States At US Customs, the average price of Alaskan pollock surimi (Theragra chalcograma) (HS 0304991130) was USD 2.70/kg in February. This price is up 8% on that of January and 6% on that of February 2018. I...
Surimi imports of Extra-UE increased in 2018
European Union  Table 1: CIF price of Extra-EU surimi imports, of the 28 countries of the EU, 2019/2018, USD/kg Origin ...
SFP announces Target 75 progress
United States The Target 75 initiative launched by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is halfway toward the goal of 75 percent of seafood production in key sectors classified as sustainable or improving toward...
EC chooses the Galician brand 'pescadeRías' as an example of good practices
Spain The Xunta de Galicia's seal of quality 'pescadeRías', which covers Galician seafood products from artisanal fisheries, was chosen by the European Commission as an example of good practices financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER