Sailing off Flounder Flats, Nushagak Bay ca 1935. Photo by Dave Carlson, Dave and Mary Carlson Collection, Samuel K. Fox Museum. Dillingham, Alaska.
Fishing Bristol Bay, ca 1946. Photo by Ward Wells.
Salmon are a central part of culture for the people in the largely Yup'ik Native communities in Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Scientists at work for The Nature Conservancy near the site of the proposed mine. The pristine upper reaches of the Bristol Bay watershed offer spawning and rearing habitat for wild salmon.
Commercial fishing in Bristol Bay. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch lists Alaska wild salmon as a "best choice" for sustainability.