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Welcome to Fishbasket.org

 

Rich, remote, wild and incredibly productive, Alaska's Bristol Bay and southeast Bering Sea are America's seafood stronghold. Our "fish basket" provides a healthy, abundant source of seafood to the nation and supports Native subsistence traditions as well as fishing families and businesses across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Fish Basket Coalition is a diverse group of Native subsistence, commercial fishing, conservation and local community interests dedicated to a sustainable future for Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, free from offshore oil and gas development. After many years of working together, our seafood stronghold is now protected once and for all!

Issues and Updates

A Weekend in Bristol Bay

July 27, 2015

Kate Vollrath, Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Since coming to Alaska, I have felt the urgency surrounding the need to protect Bristol Bay from offshore oil and gas development. While I understood that this place boasted one of the world’sRead more

“A Legacy Story” Now Online with Publication

April 30, 2015

A Legacy Story chronicles the long struggle over decisions about opening Bristol Bay and the southeast Bering Sea to offshore oil and gas drilling. Since the 1970s, people dependent on the region’sRead more

Protection for Bristol Bay from Offshore Drilling Announced Today!

December 16, 2014

Today the Obama Administration announced a landmark decision to finally remove the North Aleutian Basin from the federal Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. Fish Basket CoalitionRead more

In Alaska, Fishing Means Business

December 1, 2014

This month the Fish Basket Coalition is sponsoring ads in Alaska media outlets as a declaration of support from the Alaska seafood industry for safeguarding Bristol Bay and the southeast Bering SeaRead more

News Articles

January 5, 2015
National Geographic Ocean Views
December 26, 2014
KDLG 670AM/89.9FM
December 19, 2014
The Arctic Sounder
December 18, 2014
KMXT 100.1 FM
December 18, 2014
Outside Magazine
December 17, 2014
Juneau Empire