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Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.
11 named to panel to tackle salmon industry troubles

...Bristol Bay salmon and Togiak herring. Robin Samuelsen, Dillingham salmon fisherman and chief executive of Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. Gary Slaven, a Petersburg commercial fisherman and former state Board of Fisheries member. The Legislature...
Primary could shake up state's legislative makeup

...Longtime legislator Carl Moses, D-Unalaska, is facing his former aide, Bryce Edgmon, who now heads the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. In Southeast, Rep. Jim Elkins, R-Ketchikan, who is battling liver cancer, is toe to toe with Kyle...
State's oldest lawmaker faces toughest race

...controversy over the Pebble copper and gold prospect near Iliamna Lake. Edgmon, chief operating officer for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp., opposes Pebble. Moses, a store owner from Unalaska, supports exploration because it could bring...
Governor holds forum on Bristol Bay oil, gas

...Bristol Bay reserves. "The prospects are very, very encouraging," he said. Robin Samuelsen, CEO of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. and moderator of the meeting, threw his support behind the idea. "We have been faced with five to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Dillingham. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage and is the fisheries quota manager for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. in Dillingham. The maid of honor will be Kimberly Johnson and the best man Johathan Smith. The couple...
California company to buy Icicle Seafoods

...year. Seattle-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods Inc. announced in April it was selling a 50 percent stake to Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. of Dillingham. Icicle was founded in Petersburg in 1965 after a group of fishermen and employees bought...
Task force finalizes comments on salmon bills

...enough capital to purchase a new permit. "You will see the demise of rural Alaska, not just Bristol Bay, but all throughout the state," said Robin Samuelsen, task force member and chairman of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp.
Bill would allow fishermen multiple permits per season

...opportunity ... to get different species and different products," he said. But Robin Samuelsen of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. said the bill would hurt coastal communities by increasing the number of permits fished by non-locals...
Residents tell EPA chief no to Pebble Mine

DILLINGHAM - One by one, representatives of a dozen Southwest Alaska communities stood to tell the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the threat they feel the massive Pebble Mine prospect would pose to their way of life.


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