The Biden administration on Thursday took the first steps that would allow it to begin the process of protecting Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay, one of the world’s most valuable sockeye salmon fisheries. Salmons are those fierce fishes that climb against river’s currents, skipping predators like bears crossing their paths.
In spiritual terms, what is the reward of such risks, not only to swim up the river, but also jumping outside while shaking its fins. Salmons may be the fish martyrs, who after days of efforts and struggling, finally reach their destination. Their goal won’t be that nice, as it is our heaven, but still a jewel.
Biden Administration Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay
The bay, home to a key sockeye salmon fishery, sits atop a massive gold and copper deposit, pitting environmentalists against mining companies.
By LISA FRIEDMAN, Sept. 9, 2021
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