A Threat to Our Economic Success - Pebble Mine

Threatens American jobs | Endangers America’s food security

Businesses that rely on Bristol Bay’s renewable resources are under threat. The proposed Pebble Mine jeopardizes the $480 million in annual economic benefit that these businesses generate for the region, state of Alaska, and our country. Join these businesses by signing the letter to President Trump and the EPA, urging them to protect Bristol Bay from this threat.

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Businesses for Bristol Bay advocates for economic prosperity in the Bristol Bay region and beyond by advancing public policy that provides companies, communities, and individuals with stability and a level playing field.  By putting the needs of local businesses that depend on Bristol Bay’s fisheries first, we can drive responsible economic development in Alaska and the industries that rely on its resources.


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

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

PSPA represents seafood processing companies operating throughout coastal Alaska. These companies have invested millions of dollars in seafood facilities in Alaska and annually provide markets to thousands of fishermen and jobs to thousands of processing workers. We have concluded that the Pebble project poses an unacceptably high risk of degrading important watersheds feeding the world’s most productive sockeye salmon fishery, and oppose the development of the Pebble mine project due to it location, size, and potential harm.

Glenn Reed President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association