Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award
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Anchorage, AK—Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Petit arrived in Kaltag at approximately 7:45pm on Saturday, March 10, with 14 dogs. BBNC will present Petit with the Fish First Award at the Iditarod Awards Banquet in Nome. The award consists of: 25 pounds of fresh Bristol Bay salmon filets, $2,000, and a wood-burned art piece made by BBNC shareholder artist Apayo Moore.
“BBNC is excited to present an award that supports our Fish First value,” said Jason Metrokin, BBNC President and Chief Executive Officer. “We congratulate Nicolas Petit on winning the 2018 Fish First Award.”
Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery. BBNC has endorsed a Fish First policy for land and resource management in Bristol Bay. In all land management and resource development decisions, adequate protections for fish and fish habitat will always be a priority.