Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Bristol Bay coronavirus update

The city of Dillingham and the Curyung Tribal Council have submitted this letter asking Gov. Mike Dunleavy to consider closing this year's Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery for fear it could unleash the coronavirus pandemic in the local community.

Deckboss asked Jeff Turner, a Dunleavy spokesman, if a Bristol Bay decision was on the governor's agenda.

"The governor has no plans to shut down the Bristol Bay fishery. It is a critical industry," Turner said.

In other news, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which represents driftnet fishermen, today posted proposed fleet and community safety ideas.

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