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My Turn: Alaska officials need to pay attention to BC mines

...develop a massive gold and copper t mine in the headwaters of the Unuk River, one of Southeast Alaska's largest king salmon producers and a traditional and customary river for hooligan fishing. What they are envisioning really frightened me. Seabridge...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-alaska-officials-need-pay-att
Opinion
My Turn: Transboundary impacts on Southeast fishing

...the Tulsequah River just upstream of its confluence with the Taku River. The Taku is Southeast Alaska's biggest salmon producer. ? The proposed Galore Creek mine, located on Galore Creek, which flows into the Scud River, a salmon-producing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-02/my-turn-transboundary-impacts-southea
Opinion
Haines Highway project under revision

...in the state. It's not a multiple-use area," Figdor said. "The Chilkat river is sort of one of the major salmon producers; all five kinds of salmon spawn in this river."Comments on the project from the National Marine Fisheries Service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-21/haines-highway-project-under-revision
Local
Fishermen, tour operators press Congress to protect Tongass salmon, trout watersheds

...passed in the Tongass in more than 20 years," Clark said. "It's time for people to realize the Tongass is a huge salmon producer and yet much of the best land is not managed for fish first."Clark noted Southeast led all other regions of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-03-22/fishermen-tour-operators-press-congr
Outdoors
My Turn: Canadian mine poses threat to the Taku River watershed

...one of the largest salmon runs in both Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. Usually, it's among the top five salmon producers in the state. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaskan fishermen catch more than 2 million...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112901/opE_mytuirn.shtml
Opinion
Fishing association opposes proposed Pebble mine

...would operate north of Lake Iliamna, which connects to Bristol Bay by the Kvichak River, historically a prolific salmon producer. Bristol Bay has the world's largest sockeye run. Last year, commercial fishermen caught 24.5 million sockeye...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121505/sta_20051215003.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Alaska salmon better for you than farmed fish

...habitat. Already, escaped fish have produced young in Canadian rivers where wild salmon spawn. Norway, the biggest salmon producer, had to poison its rivers to kill parasites from farmed fish that spread to the wild. An industry spokeswoman agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121602/opi_editorial.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...by road to the Alaska Highway. The sticking point for her is the road would be built near the Taku River - a major salmon producer in Canada and Alaska. Kerttula said she was approached by local fishermen who were concerned building a road there...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021501/Loc_HouseRoads.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...want a joint planning process that ensures environmental protection of the Taku River watershed, a particularly rich salmon producer for Southeast Alaska. Federal officials have said the plan for disposing of acidic waste rock in a floodplain would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061400/Loc_mine.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...experts from the two countries discussed water quality issues and fish habitat in the Taku River watershed, a major salmon producer for Southeast Alaska. ``We have very substantive concerns, and we were able to get those points across clearly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061900/Loc_mine.shtml

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