Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay

EPA Begins Process to Protect Fishery

EPA is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay.

Watershed Map

EPA wants to ensure the Kvichak and Nushagak River watersheds are protected from unacceptable impacts from mining.  Click map for larger view.

Final Assessment

Read EPA's final assessment of the potential impacts of large-scale mining development on Bristol Bay fisheries and wildlife, and on Alaska Native cultures of the region.

Bristol Bay Photos

World Sockeye Salmon Fishery

Bristol Bay is home to over half of the world's sockeye salmon. Click on chart for larger view.