Yes, it’s far away, but Bristol Bay provides New Englanders with some of the best sockeye salmon we eat. But fishermen there are gravely worried about a proposed mine in the heart of the watershed.
On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. the New England Aquarium will hold a free screening of “Red Gold”, a documentary about Bristol Bay, Alaska and the people who make their living off its fish. The film focuses in on people committed to stopping the proposed Pebble Mine that would extract gold, copper and molybdenum, a metal used in steel for strength. Opponents, including many fishermen, worry about the mine, especially any plans to create large lakes of water and mine waste they say could harm fish populations and the watershed.
Bristol Bay sockeye bites by chef Josh Lewin of Beacon Street Bistro will be served and a panel discussion will take place after with Bristol Bay commercial fisherman Katherine Carscallen, Jared Auerbach, CEO of Red's Best Seafood, Darren Saleta, executive director of the Massachusetts Commercial Striped Bass Association, and Barton Seaver, National Geographic fellow and chef.
To RSVP visit: http://www.neaq.org/celebrateseafoodevents
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