ASA Asks Candidates, “Where do you stand on Bristol Bay?”

ASA_Logo_LrgThe American Sportfishing Association (ASA) joined with a coalition of fishing and hunting groups and corporations to send a letter to the 2016 Presidential Candidates asking, “Where do you stand on the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska?”

Representing more than six million outdoorsmen and women, the groups urged the candidates to oppose the Pebble Mine project and provided a few of the reasons why Bristol Bay is so important.

If developed, Pebble Mine would be devastating for the region’s recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing industries, which are collectively worth hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

In addition to ASA, groups signing the letter included the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Campfire Club of America, Dallas Safari Club, Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge, and Trout Unlimited as well as corporate sponsors like Patagonia, Orvis, Costa, and Pure Fishing.

Check out the letter below or click here for a PDF version.