EPA Receives Overwhelming Support at Public Meetings in Bristol Bay
The region was supportive because “the findings are in line with our traditional knowledge,” said BBNC Board Chairman Joe Chythlook. Turnout demonstrates that EPA’s timeframe for receiving public comment by July 23 is more than sufficient, he added. “Even though people in the region are busy with commercial and subsistence fishing preparations, most have been prepared for the release of the assessment for some time now.”
About BBNC: BBNC is one of 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The corporation has over 9,000 Eskimo, Aleut, and Athabascan shareholders with ancestral ties to the Bristol Bay region. BBNC supports responsible resource development, defined as development that is fiscally, environmentally and socially sustainable, serving the long-term interests of our people, our region, and our businesses.
More information can be found at www.bbnc.net.
Posted: June 13, 2012