Dillingham Asks State To Close Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery

Bristol Bay Salmon

Dillingham city and tribal leaders have asked Alaska’s governor to consider closing the $300 million Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery, saying an influx of workers poses a grave risk to the region’s limited health care infrastructure during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent Tuesday to state leaders, Dillingham suggested it might take matters into its own hands if Dunleavy doesn’t close the salmon fishery for the approaching 2020 season.

LINK (via: The Anchorage Daily News)

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